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Pensive 'Polka-rédowa', RO196 Op 68

composer
? 1862/3; published in Boston in 1864; under pseud. Seven Octaves

 
This is one of a number of Gottschalk pieces written on automatic pilot to feed the public appetite for polkas and waltzes, daintily charming but hardly inspired. A redowa is a lively Bohemian dance in 34 time, not dissimilar to a polka-mazurka. Gottschalk emphasizes the ‘pensive’ of the title with a tempo instruction of Andante con grazia, molto moderato. Not a polka to be danced to.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2005

Voici l’une des nombreuses pièces que Gottschalk écrivit machinalement pour rassasier le public, avide de polkas et de valses—celle-ci étant d’une grâce charmante, mais peu inspirée. Une redowa est une danse bohémienne enjouée à 34, qui ressemble à une polka-mazurka. Gottschalk renforce le «pensive» du titre par l’indication de tempo Andante con grazia, molto moderato. Ce n’est en rien une polka à danser.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 2005
Français: Hypérion

Dieses Stück gehört zu den nicht wenigen Werken Gottschalks, die im Schnellverfahren abgefertigt wurden, um den öffentlichen Appetit auf Polkas und Walzer zu stillen. Pensive ist niedlich und charmant, aber kaum ein Geniestreich. Eine Redowa ist ein lebhafter böhmischer Tanz im 34-tel Takt und ähnelt einer Polka-Mazurka. Gottschalk unterstreicht das „pensive“ [nachdenklich] im Titel mit der Tempobezeichnung Andante con grazia, molto moderato. Also keine Polka zum Tanzen.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 2005
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

Recordings

Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 8
CDA67536Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8Download currently discounted
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
CDS44451/88CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Details

Track 3 on CDA67536 [4'16] Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8
Track 3 on CDS44451/8 CD8 [4'16] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA67536 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-53603
Duration
4'16
Recording date
3 December 2004
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 8 (CDA67536)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: September 2005
    Deletion date: July 2010
    Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 8 Track 3
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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