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Hyperion Records

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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: 4 minutes 12 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)

Souvenirs d'Andalousie 'Caprice de concert sur la ca˝a, le fandango, et le jeleo de Jerez', RO242 Op 22
1851; published in New York in 1855

Introduction  EnglishFranšaisDeutsch
This magnificent showpiece, with its scintillating workout for the right hand, incorporates at least one melody with which modern audiences will be familiar—that used by Ernesto Lecuona in his Malagueña. The music uses three traditional dance patterns: the fandango, cano, and jaleo de Jerez. The Caprice was the result of an improvisation by Gottschalk at one of his concerts in Madrid in December 1851, subsequently refined into its printed form the following August. The score is still readily available. Why do so few pianist play it?

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas ę 1994

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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