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Flamingoes (detail) (1907) by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Track(s) taken from CDA66915
Recording details: June 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 2 minutes 6 seconds

'The pre-eminent Gottschalk interpreter of the 1980s and 1990s. Again the piano sound from the fastidious Hyperion team is absolutely flawless. Don't forget to buy the other two volumes' (Gramophone)

'Another distinguished addition to a most valuable cycle' (Fanfare, USA)

'Son interprétation explore ces pages souvent dépaysantes avec une vigeur rythmique et un souffle éblouissents' (Diapason, France)

Gottschalk's melody
? 1853

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
There are over one hundred works by Gottschalk which have been identified but have no scores extant. This is just one that has come to light, a nocturne-like piece in D flat (68) described as ‘one of Gottschalk’s Melodies composed when in Havana in ’53’. A photocopy of the manuscript in Gottschalk’s hand was given to Philip Martin by a nun during a meeting of the Sonneck Society, formed to promote and discuss American music, at Keele University in the early 1980s. The Sister had founded her own American Music Research Center at the Dominican College at San Rafael, California, and had unearthed this little gem.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1997

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