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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: 5 minutes 0 seconds

Grand scherzo, RO114 Op 57
1869; published in New York in 1870

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A late piece in which Gottschalk reverts to his European style and writes in the dark key of D minor, which he employed rarely. Here it is used in a Chopinesque first subject (an impression that is underlined by the frequent emphasis on the third beat of the bar in a 34 metre). The trio, though, is pure Gottschalk (his sentimental side that is), a tender song in the relative major with many ‘tranquillo’ and ‘misterioso’ requests to the player. The end is an unbridled tour de force à la Moszkowski.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

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