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Caprice élégiaque, RO38 Op 56
composer
? 1868/9; published in Mainz in 1870

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 6' (CDA67349)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 6
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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Track 5 on CDA67349 [5'00] Last few CD copies remaining
Track 5 on CDS44451/8 CD6 [5'00] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Caprice élégiaque, RO38 Op 56
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Another San Isidro work which, like the , Op 54, eschews any folk idioms, is in 34 time and reverts to Gottschalk’s Chopinesque salon style. A derivative mazurka in B minor opens and closes the work (its semiquaver runs are printed with a simple chordal ossia above them) while the central section in B major with its bass melody is marked fiero. sonoro. [sic] and martellato.

It is a pleasant enough trifle but makes one regret more interesting-sounding works from this same period that are now lost—several Lieder, variations on Gottlieb Reissiger’s La Dernière Pensée, a Mouvement perpétuel, a Ballade and, saddest of all, a Septet for piano and strings.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2003

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Details for CDA67349 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-34905
Duration
5'00
Recording date
30 May 2002
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 6 (CDA67349)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: January 2003
    Last few CD copies remaining
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 6 Track 5
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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