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Grande fantaisie triomphale sur l'hymne national brésilien, RO108 Op 69
composer
1869; published in Rio de Janeiro in 1869

Recordings
'Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings' (APR6015)
Guiomar Novaes – The complete published 78-rpm recordings
APR6015  for the price of 1 — Download only 3 November 2014 Release  
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 3' (CDA66915)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 3
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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Details
Track 1 on APR6015 CD1 [8'00] for the price of 1 — Download only 3 November 2014 Release
Track 20 on APR6015 CD1 [8'51] for the price of 1 — Download only 3 November 2014 Release
Track 2 on CDA66915 [9'13]
Track 2 on CDS44451/8 CD3 [9'13] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Grande fantaisie triomphale sur l'hymne national brésilien, RO108 Op 69
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This is a paraphrase of ‘Ouviram do Ypiranga as margens placidas’, the Brazilian national anthem composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva (1795–1865). It is a late work, composed on Gottschalk’s arrival in Rio de Janeiro in May 1869 after his triumphal procession down the West Coast of South America. He was befriended and open-handedly patronized by the Emperor Dom Pedro II and this dazzling display of pianistic fireworks was probably given its first performance at the Emperor’s court in July 1869.

The work is a scintillating series of variations on da Silva’s beguiling theme with some passages of punishing left-hand leaps and bravura octave work, especially in the coda. Here, and in several other places, Gottschalk offers an ‘easier’ alternative; Philip Martin bravely opts for the more effective bars marked ‘Comme l’auteur le joue’, as did Guiomar Novaës in her pioneering recording of the work for Victor in 1927.

It is a curious coincidence that Gottschalk died on the day of the fourth anniversary of the death of the Brazilian anthem’s composer.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1997

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Details for CDA66915 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-91502
Duration
9'13
Recording date
27 June 1996
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. 3 (CDA66915)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: March 1997
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 3 Track 2
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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