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The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Track(s) taken from CDA66459
Recording details: September 1990
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 26 seconds

'A very enjoyable disc indeed' (The Good CD Guide)

'The best Gottschalk disk currently available' (Fanfare, USA)

'An important and recommendable issue … to be welcomed wholeheartedly' (CDReview)

Le mancenillier 'La sérénade', RO142 Op 11
? 1849/50; published in Paris in 1851; alternative titles: La sérénade; West-Indian Serenade

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Manchineel Tree (‘a tropical American tree with poisonous latex’) provided the inspiration for the fourth of his Parisian ‘hits’, though this was not published until 1851. Like Bamboula, Le Bananier and La Savane it draws on Gottschalk’s reminiscences of his New Orleans childhood.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1990

Other albums featuring this work
'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
MP3 £35.00FLAC £35.00ALAC £35.00Buy by post £38.50 CDS44451/8  8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
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