Gottschalk, Louis Moreau

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Birth 1829-05-08
Death 1869-12-18
French, English

Biographical notes:

American composer and pianist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 2 November 1863, to an unidentified friend, 1863 Nov. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270925412

Composed originally for piano solo 1845-46.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Le bananier / by Louis Moreau Gottschalk ; orchestrated by Sam Dennison. 1977. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52147492

This is also known as Symphony no. 1. The first movement originally called Nuit dans les Tropiques, Symphonie pour Orchestre. Composed 1858-59. First performance of complete work at the Festival Gigantesca, Havana, 17 April 1861, the composer conducting.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Noche de los trópicos / Louis M. Gottschalk ; reconstructed by Howard Shanet from band version and piano sketches. c1958. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 52006222

Louis Moreau Gottschalk was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano pieces. He was born in New Orleans, La., and remained there until leaving to study in Europe in 1842. He returned to the United States in 1853 and spent his working career traveling widely in the United States and Latin America.

From the description of Louis Moreau Gottschalk letter, circa 1850-1865. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 166267917

American composer.

From the description of [Album leaf] : autograph manuscript, 1862 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270919821


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