Hyperion Records

Suis-moi! 'Contradanza, caprice', RO253 Op 45
composer
? 1861; published in Havana in 1861; alternative title: Follow me! Vamos a la azotea

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2' (CDA66697)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2
MP3 £4.00FLAC £4.00ALAC £4.00Buy by post £10.50 CDA66697  Download currently discounted
'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 1 on CDA66697 [3'28]
Track 1 on CDS44451/8 CD2 [3'28] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Suis-moi! 'Contradanza, caprice', RO253 Op 45
EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
‘The Author in this morceau (which is entirely original) has endeavoured to convey an idea of the singular rhythm and charming character of the music which exists among the Creoles of the Spanish Antilles. Chopin, it is well known, transferred the national traits of Poland to his Mazurkas and Polonaises and Mr. Gottschalk has endeavoured to reproduce in works of an appropriate character the characteristic traits of the Dances of the West Indias [sic].’ Thus does Gottschalk preface one of his major successes, by turn brilliant and seductive. A further ‘Note by the Author’ suggest that it should be played ‘exactly as written as the license occasionally indulged in by pupils, of substituting their own thoughts for those of the composer must inevitably interfere with the general effect.’

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

Track-specific metadata
Click track numbers opposite to select

Details for CDS44451/8 disc 2 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-69701
Duration
3'28
Recording date
20 October 1993
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (CDA66697)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 1994
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 2 Track 1
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch