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Track(s) taken from CDA66459

Le mancenillier 'La sérénade', RO142 Op 11

? 1849/50; published in Paris in 1851; alternative titles: La sérénade; West-Indian Serenade

Philip Martin (piano)
Recording details: September 1990
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1991
Total duration: 5 minutes 26 seconds

Cover artwork: The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)


'A very enjoyable disc indeed' (The Good CD Guide)

'The best Gottschalk disk currently available' (Fanfare, USA)

'An important and recommendable issue … to be welcomed wholeheartedly' (CDReview)
The Manchineel Tree (‘a tropical American tree with poisonous latex’) provided the inspiration for the fourth of his Parisian ‘hits’, though this was not published until 1851. Like Bamboula, Le Bananier and La Savane it draws on Gottschalk’s reminiscences of his New Orleans childhood.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1990

Le Mancenillier («arbre tropical américain au latex vénéneux») fournit l’inspiration du quatrième de ses succès parisiens, bien qu’il n’ait pas été publié avant 1851. Comme Bamboula, Le Bananier et La Savane, cette pièce puise son inspiration dans les souvenirs d’enfant de Gottschalk de la Nouvelle-Orléans.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 1990
Français: Alain Midoux

Der Manzenillabaum („ein Baum der amerikanischen Tropen, der giftigen Latex absondert“) lieferte die Inspiration für den vierten seiner Pariser „Hits“, der erst 1851 veröffentlicht wurde. Wie Bamboula, Le Bananier und La Savane bezieht sich das Stück auf Gottschalks Erinnerungen an seine Kindheit in New Orleans.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 1990
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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