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Track(s) taken from CDA67536
Recording details: December 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2005
Total duration: 5 minutes 23 seconds

La mélancolie 'Étude caractéristique d'après F Godefroid', RO167
composer
Op 24 for solo harp
composer
?1848/1850; published in Paris in 1852

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
This is one of four works (only two are extant) which Gottschalk based on the music of the Belgian harpist Dieudonné Joseph Guillaume Félix Godefroid (1818–1897). Danse des sylphes appeared on CD 6. La Mélancolie, a transcription of Godefroid’s Op 24 for solo harp, cleverly conjures the soundworld of that instrument. Gottschalk was not yet twenty when he composed it but, although already a celebrity in France and Switzerland, was still referred to on the printed score as ‘L M Gottschalk de la Louisiane’.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2005

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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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