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The Monkeys by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67248
Recording details: January 2001
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: September 2001
Total duration: 3 minutes 35 seconds

‘More glowing Gottschalk from Martin … a real enchantment from start to finish. This series is another immaculate Hyperion production [and] nobody is better qualified than Philip Martin to play it all for us’ (Gramophone)

'Go for it!' (Fanfare, USA)

'This disc is a constant delight' (Piano, Germany)

Rayons d'azur 'Polka de salon', RO220 Op 77
1855; published in Boston in 1873; alternative title: Shade of evening

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Another Gottschalk polka—but with a difference. This one is in six sharps (its central section has five) and needs a bravura technique to bring off, peppered with leggiero repeated notes and requests for a brillante and scintillante touch, hardly reflective of its sub-title ‘Shades of evening’. Unmistakably by Gottschalk, it was first heard at the fifth of the composer’s Dodsworth’s Hall, New York recitals in February 1854 and published posthumously.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2001

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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