Gottschalk - A Night in the Tropics (Solo Piano Music) | Naxos - American Classics 8559693

Gottschalk - A Night in the Tropics (Solo Piano Music)

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559693

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 31st July 2015



Louis Moreau Gottschalk was the first important American composer to fuse European classical piano music with American cultural influences, including folk music, the music of slaves, and Latin American dances. Although still revered for his anticipation of elements of Ragtime and Harlem Stride Piano, he owed his greatest musical debt to Chopin.

On this recording we hear memorable and catchy tunes as well as considerable harmonic ingenuity. It includes some of his finest pieces, such as the deliciously Gallic Pasquinade, the wonderfully expressive Le Banjo and Steven Mayer’s solo piano arrangement of La Nuit des Tropiques.

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