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Marguerite 'Grande valse brillante, valse sentimentale', RO158 Op 76
composer
? 1866; published in Boston in 1873

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 5' (CDA67248)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 5
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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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Track 2 on CDA67248 [4'16]
Track 2 on CDS44451/8 CD5 [4'16] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Marguerite 'Grande valse brillante, valse sentimentale', RO158 Op 76
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Gottschalk had to leave California in a hurry in September 1865—a little matter of indiscreet behaviour with some young ladies from Mrs Blake’s Oakland Female College in San Francisco. He decided to head for South America (in fact, he would never see North America again) and made for Lima, Peru, arriving in the midst of a civil war. Unable to find a hotel, he found lodgings with a French pharmacist named Ernest Dupreyon. This charming waltz (in F major, its central section in D flat major) was written in honour of his hostess, Madame Marguerite Dupreyon. The music, which, had it had Chopin’s name attached to it, would no doubt now be part of the regular piano repertoire, is amusingly at odds with the atmosphere in which it was composed: as Gottschalk makes vividly clear in Notes of a Pianist he and the Dupreyons were lucky to escape with their lives amid the violence and bloodshed that surrounded the apothecary’s house during his stay.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2001

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Details for CDS44451/8 disc 5 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-24802
Duration
4'16
Recording date
12 January 2001
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
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  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (CDA67248)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: September 2001
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 5 Track 2
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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