18:46 Gottschalk- ‘A Night In The Tropics’ Symphony – Abravanel, Utah Sym. Orch.

Louis Moreau Gottschalk composed this symphony while in Guadeloupe, in 1859. Having two movements, it is not a typical symphony, but rather more an extended rhapsody on dance themes.
Comment: “An absolute classic. This recording of “La nuit des Tropiques” — and the entire album by Dr. Maurice Abravanel, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Reid Nibley and Eugene List of which it is a part — have never been equaled, much less surpassed.”

New Orleans native Louis Moreau Gottschalk was born in 1829, and died of yellow fever in 1869, while in Brazil.

First movement–‘Andante’ (0:02-12:37)
Second movement–‘Allegro moderato’ (12:41-18:44) This includes lively Latin-American rhythms, some foreshadowing the modern samba. (Album notes by Sidney Finkelstein).

Straight from the 1973 vinyl.
Music in this video
A Night in the Tropics (Symphony No. 1): I. Andante
Artist
Reid Nibley, Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
Album
A Gottschalk Festival: Works for Piano Solo, Four Hands, & with Orchestra
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Entertainment One U.S., LP (on behalf of Musical Concepts)
Song
A Night in the Tropics (Symphony No. 1): II. Allegro Moderato
Artist
Reid Nibley, Utah Symphony Orchestra & Maurice Abravanel
Album
A Gottschalk Festival: Works for Piano Solo, Four Hands, & with Orchestra
Licensed to YouTube