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Track(s) taken from CDA66459

Souvenir de la Havane 'Grand caprice de concert', RO246 Op 39

1859; published in Havana in 1860; alternative title: Recuerdos de la Habana

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: 6 minutes 25 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 languorous habanera in melancholic E flat minor threatens to burst into ‘Hearts and Flowers’. This is replaced by a simple melody in the same tempo in the major and repeated with, perhaps, one too many variations. Whether or not this is intended to be a reflection on the charms of Mademoiselle Maria Luisa del pio Noguerida y de Sedano (de la Havane), to whom the piece is dedicated, is a moot point.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1990

Une langoureuse habanera en mi bémol mélancolique, qui menace de tomber dans un excès de sentimentalité. Une simple mélodie dans le même tempo mais dans le majeur la remplace et la répète avec, peut-être, une variation de trop. Savoir ci cela est destiné à être un commentaire sur les charmes de Mademoiselle Maria Luisa del pio Noguerdia y de Sedano (de la Havane) à qui le morceau est dédié, demeure sujet à discussion.

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

Eine schmelzende Habanera in melancholischem es-Moll droht, in eine Darbietung des englischen Salonstücks Hearts and Flowers auszuufern. Stattdessen erklingt wiederholt eine schlichte Melodie im gleichen Tempo in der Durtonart, möglicherweise mit einer Variation zuviel. Die Frage, ob das Werk als Betrachtung über die Reize der Adressatin der Widmung gedacht ist oder nicht, einer Mademoiselle Luisa del pio Noguerida y de Sedano (de la Havane), ist rein akademisch.

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

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