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Track(s) taken from CDA66459

Romance in E flat, RO270

? 1859

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: 2 minutes 57 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)
A memorable chorale-like melody is the subject of this unusually (for Gottschalk) subdued piece. Like the Chanson de Gitano and Mazurkait was left in manuscript and not published until after the centenary of the composer’s death. Robert Offergeld, who is to Gottschalk what Köchel is to Mozart, listed them in his Centennial Catalogue of Gottschalk’s work. All three compositions (along with four others), edited by Neil Ratliff and Richard Jackson, appeared in The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1990

Une mélodie mémorable ressemblant à un chorale est le sujet de ce morceau étrangement sans exubérance (pour Gottschalk). Comme la Chanson de Gitano et Mazurka il resta en manuscrit et ne fut publié qu’après le centenaire de la mort du compositeur. Robert Offergeld, qui est à Gottschalk ce que Köchel est à Mozart, les inscrivit dans son Catalogue du Centenaire des œuvres de Gottschalk. Ces trois compositions (avec quatre autres) éditées par Neil Ratcliff et Richard Jackson, sont apparues dans The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

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

Eine denkwürdige, choralähnliche Melodie ist das Thema dieses (für Gottschalk) ungewöhnlich zurückhaltenden Stücks. Wie das Chanson de Gitano und die Mazurka (siehe unten) wurde es handschriftlich überliefert und erst hundert Jahre nach dem Tod des Komponisten veröffentlicht. Robert Offergeld, der für Gottschalk ist, was Köchel für Mozart war, hat die erwähnten Kompositionen in seinem Werkeverzeichnis Centennial Catalogue aufgeführt. Alle drei Kompositionen (und vier weitere) wurden von Neil Ratliff und Richard Jackson bearbeitet und in The Little Book of Louis Moreau Gottschalk veröffentlicht.

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

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Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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