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Variations de concert sur l'hymne portugais, RO290 Op 91

composer
1869; published in Rio de Janeiro in 1869; arr. A Napoleão
arranger

 
Among a plethora of new works that appeared in the last few months of Gottschalk’s life while he was living in Rio de Janeiro, two stand out: the Grande Fantaisie Triomphale sur l’Hymne National Brésilien (see CD 3) and the present work, originally for piano and orchestra (RO289). The reigning Emperor of Brazil, Pedro II, was the last of the Braganza emperors to rule the country (1831–1889). It was in fact his father, Pedro I (IV of Portugal), who had composed the somewhat four-square Portuguese anthem, and these variations also served the useful purpose of paying homage to Pedro II’s relative, the present King of Portugal, Luis (1861–1889). Napoleão’s arrangement for solo piano was published posthumously.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2005

Parmi la pléthore d’œuvres nouvelles parues dans les derniers mois de la vie de Gottschalk, alors à Rio de Janeiro, deux sont particulièrement remarquables: la Grande Fantaisie Triomphale sur l’Hymne National Brésilien (cf. CD. 3) et la présente pièce, originellement pour piano et orchestre (RO289). L’empereur du Brésil, Pedro II, fut le dernier de la dynastie des Bragance à gouverner le pays (1831–1889). C’était son père, Pedro I (Pedro IV du Portugal), qui avait composé l’hymne portugais, un peu massif, et ces variations permirent aussi de rendre un utile hommage au parent de Pedro II, Luis (1861–1889), alors roi du Portugal. L’arrangement pour piano solo de Napoleão fut publié posthumement.

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

Unter den zahlreichen neuen Werken, die in Gottschalks letzten Lebensmonaten erschienen, als er in Rio de Janeiro lebte, stechen zwei besonders hervor: die Grande Fantaisie Triomphale sur l’Hymne National Brésilien (siehe CD 3) und das hier vorgestellte Werk, dass ursprünglich für Klavier und Orchester war (RO289). Der damals herrschende Kaiser von Brasilien, Peter II., war der letzte des Braganza-Geschlechts, der das Land regierte (1831–1889). Es war übrigens sein Vater, Peter I. (IV. von Portugal), der die etwas ungeschliffene portugiesische Nationalhymne komponierte. Die hier eingespielten Variationen dienten auch dem nützlichen Ziel, dem Verwandten Peters II., nämlich dem damaligen König Ludwig von Portugal (1861–1889), seine Reverenz zu erweisen. Napoleãos Bearbeitung für Soloklavier wurde posthum veröffentlicht.

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

Recordings

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

Details

Track 9 on CDA67536 [11'42] Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8
Track 9 on CDS44451/8 CD8 [11'42] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDS44451/8 disc 8 track 9

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-53609
Duration
11'42
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 9
    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 9
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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