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La mélancolie 'Étude caractéristique d'après F Godefroid', RO167
composer
Op 24 for solo harp
composer
?1848/1850; published in Paris in 1852

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 8' (CDA67536)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 8
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99Buy 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
MP3 £35.00FLAC £35.00ALAC £35.00Buy by post £38.50 CDS44451/8  8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Track 10 on CDA67536 [5'23] Archive Service; also available on CDS44451/8
Track 10 on CDS44451/8 CD8 [5'23] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

La mélancolie 'Étude caractéristique d'après F Godefroid', RO167
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This is one of four works (only two are extant) which Gottschalk based on the music of the Belgian harpist Dieudonné Joseph Guillaume Félix Godefroid (1818–1897). Danse des sylphes appeared on CD 6. La Mélancolie, a transcription of Godefroid’s Op 24 for solo harp, cleverly conjures the soundworld of that instrument. Gottschalk was not yet twenty when he composed it but, although already a celebrity in France and Switzerland, was still referred to on the printed score as ‘L M Gottschalk de la Louisiane’.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2005

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Details for CDA67536 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-05-53610
Duration
5'23
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 10
    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 10
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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