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Le chant du martyr 'Grand caprice religieux', RO49
composer
? 1854; published in Boston in 1864; under pseud. Seven Octaves

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 8' (CDA67536)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 8
Buy by post £13.99 (ARCHIVE SERVICE) CDA67536  Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8  
'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Details
Track 4 on CDA67536 [7'41] Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8
Track 4 on CDS44451/8 CD8 [7'41] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Le chant du martyr 'Grand caprice religieux', RO49
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The Martyr’s Song finds Gottschalk at his most lachrymose, a production-line weepy with an insipid melody. The opening D flat major section gives way to a sturdier central B flat minor (as in Chant de Guerre) before the home key returns with both hands at the octave and marked pp celeste. Five bars before the end (ppp morendo) we encounter a lovely Gottschalkism: allontanandosi (sic), presumably an emphatic allentando.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2005

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Details for CDA67536 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-53604
Duration
7'41
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 4
    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 4
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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