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Grand scherzo, RO114 Op 57
composer
1869; published in New York in 1870

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2' (CDA66697)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 2
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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Details
Track 16 on CDA66697 [5'00]
Track 16 on CDS44451/8 CD2 [5'00] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Grand scherzo, RO114 Op 57
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A late piece in which Gottschalk reverts to his European style and writes in the dark key of D minor, which he employed rarely. Here it is used in a Chopinesque first subject (an impression that is underlined by the frequent emphasis on the third beat of the bar in a 34 metre). The trio, though, is pure Gottschalk (his sentimental side that is), a tender song in the relative major with many ‘tranquillo’ and ‘misterioso’ requests to the player. The end is an unbridled tour de force à la Moszkowski.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

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Details for CDS44451/8 disc 2 track 16
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-69716
Duration
5'00
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 16
    Release date: June 1994
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 2 Track 16
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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