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Track(s) taken from CDA67478
Recording details: December 2003
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2004
Total duration: 4 minutes 35 seconds

'Even the most devoted of Gottschalk's admirers will make some arresting discoveries among the less familiar works here … those who have enjoyed the series so far will want to add this disc to their collections, too' (International Record Review)

'Gottschalk is never abstruse or merely technical, but it is obvious from the elegance of his writing that he was a wonderful pianist. He is still underestimated, I think—as a composer, too. I can listen to his music for hours, and I don't feel that way about much piano music. The piano sound is simply wonderful—Hyperion manages to convey an individual instrument's personality in piano recordings' (Fanfare, USA)

Love and chivalry 'Caprice élégant en forme de schottisch', RO135
? 1859; published in Boston in 1863; alternative title: Amour chevaleresque; Souvenir du bal; under pseud. Seven Octaves

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
‘Love and Chivalry’ is another product of Matouba and the summer of 1859. Its two simple themes are as catchy as those of Fairy Land and Hurrah Galop, the second of these themes accomplished by a straightforward passage for crossed hands. A schottische (or schottisch), incidentally, for those unfamiliar with nineteenth-century terpsichorean nomenclature, is a type of ballroom dance similar to and slower than the polka, known in England as a ‘German polka’. It developed from the écossaise, originally a quick Scottish dance in 24 time, stylized examples of which occur in Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2004

Other albums featuring this work
'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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