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De internationaal bekende piano-pedagoog Peter Feuchtwanger over een uitvoering van de Burleske van Richard Strauss door Gaston Nicolaes:

“...I was deeply impressed by Gaston Nicolaes playing of the Strauss Burleske. Having not only played the solo piano part myself on several occasions but also having had the oppertunity to conduct it and on another occasion to play the timpani part, I got to know this composition probably better than any other. I also heard well known pianists like Rudolf Serkin or Julius Kätchen play this piece on several occasions. Nevertheless Gaston Nicolaes can easily be compared with those masters. I sincerely hope that he will get the oppertunity to perform the work with orchestra before long....”