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Romance in E flat, RO270

composer
? 1859

 
A memorable chorale-like melody is the subject of this unusually (for Gottschalk) subdued piece. Like the Chanson de Gitano and Mazurkait was left in manuscript and not published until after the centenary of the composer’s death. Robert Offergeld, who is to Gottschalk what Köchel is to Mozart, listed them in his Centennial Catalogue of Gottschalk’s work. All three compositions (along with four others), edited by Neil Ratliff and Richard Jackson, appeared in The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1990

Une mélodie mémorable ressemblant à un chorale est le sujet de ce morceau étrangement sans exubérance (pour Gottschalk). Comme la Chanson de Gitano et Mazurka il resta en manuscrit et ne fut publié qu’après le centenaire de la mort du compositeur. Robert Offergeld, qui est à Gottschalk ce que Köchel est à Mozart, les inscrivit dans son Catalogue du Centenaire des œuvres de Gottschalk. Ces trois compositions (avec quatre autres) éditées par Neil Ratcliff et Richard Jackson, sont apparues dans The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 1990
Français: Alain Midoux

Eine denkwürdige, choralähnliche Melodie ist das Thema dieses (für Gottschalk) ungewöhnlich zurückhaltenden Stücks. Wie das Chanson de Gitano und die Mazurka (siehe unten) wurde es handschriftlich überliefert und erst hundert Jahre nach dem Tod des Komponisten veröffentlicht. Robert Offergeld, der für Gottschalk ist, was Köchel für Mozart war, hat die erwähnten Kompositionen in seinem Werkeverzeichnis Centennial Catalogue aufgeführt. Alle drei Kompositionen (und vier weitere) wurden von Neil Ratliff und Richard Jackson bearbeitet und in The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk veröffentlicht.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 1990
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 1
CDA66459Last few CD copies remaining
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
CDS44451/88CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Details

Track 4 on CDA66459 [2'57] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 4 on CDS44451/8 CD1 [2'57] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66459 track 4

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-91-45904
Duration
2'57
Recording date
20 September 1990
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (CDA66459)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: June 1991
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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