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Exotic Landscape (1910) by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Track(s) taken from CDA67118
Recording details: May 1999
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: February 2000
Total duration: 4 minutes 2 seconds

'Immaculately delivered, recorded and presented in every way … every track is a delight. A joy to listen to' (Gramophone)

'Gottschalk's elegant sensuality has surely had its most gracious advocate in Philip Martin … this is Gottschalk playing at its most refined.' (International Record Review)

'Played with refinement and elegance' (Classic CD)

'The shining brilliance of Gottschalk is superbly captured by Martin’s wonderful pianism. This musician’s personality, intelligent, technically transparent, and subtly colored, matches those traits in Gottschalk with unerring sympathy. I can only join the chorus of critical praise for previous instalments in this series' (Fanfare, USA)

'Maintains the high standards of playing and recording that we have come to expect' (Hi-Fi News)

La colombe 'Petite polka', RO60 Op 49
1863; published in New York in 1864; alternative title: The dove

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Gottschalk astonished audiences with the exotic, syncopated rhythms of the Caribbean which he incorporated into such pieces as Les yeux créoles (Ojos criollos) (recorded on CD 1), Manchega (recorded on CD 2) and Bamboula (recorded on CD 3). As early as the Civil War, Americans were given a foretaste of the popular music that was to develop two generations hence. But whatever the rhythm, their craving for lively, vibrant music was insatiable and Gottschalk duly obliged. La Colombe is a sparkling salon polka reminiscent of his Polka in A flat (RO275) and, thematically, his own celebrated Ojos criollos.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2000

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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