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Polka de salon, RO207 Op 1
composer
1844/6; published in Paris in ? 1847

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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Details
Track 10 on CDA67248 [3'30] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 10 on CDS44451/8 CD5 [3'30] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Polka de salon, RO207 Op 1
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Here is Gottschalk’s Opus One composed when he was about fourteen years old, and interesting if only as a well-crafted piece of juvenilia. The score, ‘composée pour le piano par Moreau Gottschalk’, bears a dedication to a Madame Céline Courtois. It is a charming, if slight, example of its kind which he later rewrote as Danse ossianique, Op 12 (1850–51) RO64 (Paris, 1851). (For comments on Gottschalk and the poet ‘Ossian’, see CD 4 and the note on the two Ossian ballades.) S Frederick Starr observes of the final version of this piece ‘if the bass line were changed to a habanera rhythm or if it were syncopated, the piece as a whole would be transformed into a jaunty Caribbean dance.’

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2001

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Details for CDA67248 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-24810
Duration
3'30
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 10
    Release date: September 2001
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 5 Track 10
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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