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    Spectacular job on these quirkily original
    Gottschalk gems, Bill! Thoroughly convincing,
    and beautifully rendered.

    Especially enjoyed Le Banjo... loved it!

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    I don’t know Gottschalk. His treatment of the patriotic songs remind me a little of Alkan while “The Banjo” and the Gallop are a very romantic proto-ragtime with a few hints (in the banjo) of what Copland might be doing almost a hundred years later. Interesting music and well rendered.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    That was a rousing bit of Americana! I enjoyed each piece, although the patriotic themes and the banjo are pretty hard to resist. I will look up Gottschalk, he's got to be an interesting story. Great job on these, and a great looking presentation too! Regards, John

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    I'd never come across Gottschalk before either. Thanks for introducing him to me! These would make great encore pieces.

    Your rendering shows off the power of the Steinway magnificently.

    Thanks for sharing these
    Owen

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    Re: Louis Moreau Gottschalk - AUTHORIZED STEINWAY

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux View Post
    Spectacular job on these quirkily original
    Gottschalk gems, Bill! Thoroughly convincing,
    and beautifully rendered.
    Thanks for the kind words David.

    Especially enjoyed Le Banjo... loved it!
    Le Banjo is very quirky, lol. Of the three, it was the most fun and the biggest challenge. That melody at the end is driving me crazy. I know I've heard it somewhere else but I can't place it. My better half thinks it might be a Northern Cavalry song.

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    Wow, listening now - I love this!!!

    Jon

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    Hi, I listened to these again today after reading a few bios about Gottschalk. He certainly was a virtuoso! And if you're playing these in, you must be one as well. The melody I hear at the end of Le Banjo is Stephen
    Foster's "Camptown Races" or something very similar.
    Again Bill, you sure did a bang up job on these! John

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    Bill:

    Ya gotta love these Gottschalk pieces the way you
    rendered them. The Steinway sounded marvelous and
    the character of the pieces makes anyone happy and,
    at the same time, in awe of such virtuosity.

    BRAVO again for some really fine music, Bill.

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    Re: Louis Moreau Gottschalk - AUTHORIZED STEINWAY

    Quote Originally Posted by trentpmcd View Post
    I don’t know Gottschalk. His treatment of the patriotic songs remind me a little of Alkan while “The Banjo” and the Gallop are a very romantic proto-ragtime with a few hints (in the banjo) of what Copland might be doing almost a hundred years later. Interesting music and well rendered.
    Thanks Trent,

    When I was working on the Banjo I kept thinking how it sounded like prototypical Copeland. It could be that Copeland studied the music of Gottschalk. It's for sure, both were striving to give their music an American flavor.

    Bill
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