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Track(s) taken from CDA66697
Recording details: October 1993
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1994
Total duration: 3 minutes 28 seconds

'I can't imagine an aficionado of 19th-century piano music who wouldn't want Martin's two recordings… I hope we don't have to wait another three years for the next step in what is turning into an exceptional series' (Fanfare, USA)

'Martin's flair comes through flamboyantly in these virtuosic pieces … the ideal advocate for his music' (Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland)

Suis-moi! 'Contradanza, caprice', RO253 Op 45
composer
? 1861; published in Havana in 1861; alternative title: Follow me! Vamos a la azotea

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
‘The Author in this morceau (which is entirely original) has endeavoured to convey an idea of the singular rhythm and charming character of the music which exists among the Creoles of the Spanish Antilles. Chopin, it is well known, transferred the national traits of Poland to his Mazurkas and Polonaises and Mr. Gottschalk has endeavoured to reproduce in works of an appropriate character the characteristic traits of the Dances of the West Indias [sic].’ Thus does Gottschalk preface one of his major successes, by turn brilliant and seductive. A further ‘Note by the Author’ suggest that it should be played ‘exactly as written as the license occasionally indulged in by pupils, of substituting their own thoughts for those of the composer must inevitably interfere with the general effect.’

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

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