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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 27 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)

Souvenir de Lima 'Mazurka', RO247 Op 74
1860; published in Boston in 1873

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Not to be confused with the earlier Souvenir d’Andalousie or Havana and Puerto Rico. Clearly Gottschalk had had an unhappy time in Lima, for his normally high spirits are decidedly subdued with flashes, even, of anger. There is scarcely a bar without a tempo or dynamic indication (‘rubato’, ‘a tempo cantato’, ‘rapido’, ‘agitato brill.’). Perhaps it is not surprising that the mazurka’s theme (in F minor) should be redolent of Chopin. A second, yearning subject leads to a lively central section (F major) whose dotted rhythm is incorporated into the opening theme on its return. The coda, with echoes of a Hungarian lassù, ends with an abrupt major chord of defiance.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

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