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Topic: Any other Gottschalk fans out there?  (Read 1933 times)

Shagdac

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Any other Gottschalk fans out there?
on: March 18, 2004, 07:57:34 PM
Just wondered if anyone else enjoyed Gottschalk's music.  I am currently working on L"Union (Paraphrase de Concert Sur les airs Nationaux), Op. 48, which I think is great. I also enjoy Le Banjo, and of course his most well know work Le Poete Mourant (The Dying Poet).
The strange thing is, I don't think I've ever met another pianist that plays his music, and with the exception of "Dying Poet" never heard anyone speak of his music or play at a concert/recital.  Are there any other fans of his music? If so, what is your favorite piece?

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Re: Any other Gottschalk fans out there?
Reply #1 on: March 18, 2004, 09:43:37 PM
yeah hes a very unique and interesting composer- very american. my favourite is his op48 'the union' a paraphrase on various national american songs.
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Re: Any other Gottschalk fans out there?
Reply #2 on: March 18, 2004, 10:10:43 PM
Love him...  My favorite would definately be Souvenir De Puerto Rico.  If I get some time this summer it's first on my list for new pieces to learn.

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Re: Any other Gottschalk fans out there?
Reply #3 on: March 20, 2004, 07:35:24 AM
Yes, Gottschalk is wonderful.  He was amazing -- so very much ahead of his time.

I would also have to say the Souvenir de Porto Rico is my favorite...it'll give you a run for your money!  I'm also getting ready to start Tournament Galop, which is another favorite of mine.

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Re: Any other Gottschalk fans out there?
Reply #4 on: March 20, 2004, 09:52:01 AM
Gottschalk is good people

I've played The Banjo, Souvenirs d'Andalousie, and Souvenir de Porto Rico (not all very well though)

When I have time, Pasquinade and Tournament Galop are next.

The Banjo got the most positive response of those, maybe because I played it more than the others. The ending is fun, but during the middle parts don't be afraid to leave out a note or two since it can be unnecissarily difficult.

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Re: Any other Gottschalk fans out there?
Reply #5 on: March 22, 2004, 10:55:24 PM
I too am a Gottschalk fan.  Pieces I have played are: the Banjo, Souvenirs d'Andalousie, Tournament Galop, Printemps d'Amour and Chant du Soldat.  I'm currently working on "El Cocoye" and "Marche Funebre".  
 
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