American Romantic composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) was born in Louisiana and absorbed much of the culture of New Orleans and, through his extensive travels, the Americas. Forced to support his family, he kept a hectic schedule of piano concerts. When time and finances allowed, he also taught music. An affair with a female student drove him into Brazilian exile, where he died.
Dedicated to the life and music of the great American pianist and composer. Includes essay on his turbulent life, extensive discography, links to books, music, and other resources.
Biography and complete files offered in MIDI format.
A brief biography of his challenging and hectic life, his exile to Brazil, and an evaluation of his skills with recommended recording.
Photograph of tombstone at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York from Find A Grave.
Compact Discoveries page with essay on personal and cultural background of Gottschalk's music; includes author's recommendations of recordings.
Portrait of Gottschalk and quotes from F. Starr's biography, this page is part of an internet exhibition on the French influence in 19th-c. New Orleans
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