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Tournament galop, RO264
composer
? 1850/1; published in New York in 1854

Recordings
'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
Buy by post £38.50 CDS44451/8  8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
Details
Track 11 on CDA66915 [3'10]
Track 11 on CDS44451/8 CD3 [3'10] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Tournament galop, RO264
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The Tournament Galop is a high-spirited circus galop ‘as played by Gottschalk at all his Concerts throughout the United States’. ‘Presto’ and ‘con bravura’ are the opening requests by the composer with many ‘con molto fuoco’, ‘Molto animato grandioso’ and ‘tutta la forza possible [sic]’ markings along the way. There are any number of similar end-of-recital galops from this period guaranteed to bring the house down, Liszt’s Grand galop chromatique being, perhaps, the best known. But none bears a closer similarity to Gottschalk’s than Mazeppa, étude-galop de concert, Op 21, by the obscure French pianist and composer Alfred Quidant (1815–1893). The key (E flat) is the same as the Tournament Galop, the first four bars are exactly the same and, with the exception of one quaver, the first eight bars of Quidant’s second theme match Gottschalk’s third theme note for note. Plagiarism or just a coincidence?

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1997

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Details for CDS44451/8 disc 3 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-91511
Duration
3'10
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 11
    Release date: March 1997
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 3 Track 11
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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