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Rayons d'azur 'Polka de salon', RO220 Op 77
composer
1855; published in Boston in 1873; alternative title: Shade of evening

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 11 on CDA67248 [3'35] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 11 on CDS44451/8 CD5 [3'35] 8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Rayons d'azur 'Polka de salon', RO220 Op 77
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Another Gottschalk polka—but with a difference. This one is in six sharps (its central section has five) and needs a bravura technique to bring off, peppered with leggiero repeated notes and requests for a brillante and scintillante touch, hardly reflective of its sub-title ‘Shades of evening’. Unmistakably by Gottschalk, it was first heard at the fifth of the composer’s Dodsworth’s Hall, New York recitals in February 1854 and published posthumously.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2001

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Details for CDS44451/8 disc 5 track 11
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-01-24811
Duration
3'35
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 11
    Release date: September 2001
    Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music (CDS44451/8)
    Disc 5 Track 11
    Release date: October 2011
    8CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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