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Orfa 'Grande polka', RO186 Op 71
composer
? 1863/4; published in Boston in 1864; under pseud. Seven Octaves

Recordings
'Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 5' (CDA67248)
Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 5
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'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
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Orfa 'Grande polka', RO186 Op 71
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As well as his Louisiana pieces and Cuban dances, Gottschalk wrote sentimental potboilers, as well as waltzes, mazurkas and polkas, in the popular salon genre. Orfa is a spirited example of the latter. Others in the same vein are the Polka in A flat, Polka in B flat, and Caprice-Polka (all CD 2), the Forest Glade Polka and La Colombe (both CD 4) as well as the Polka de salon and Rayons d’azur. Writing of the piano duet arrangement of Orfa, the pianist Eugene List describes the middle section as ‘an imaginary euphonium solo, as though from a band concert in the distance’. The significance of the title is unknown.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2001

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Details for CDS44451/8 disc 5 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-24808
Duration
2'57
Recording date
12 January 2001
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. Gottschalk: Piano Music, Vol. 5 (CDA67248)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2001
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 5 Track 8
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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