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.
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All About Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
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.
Classical Archives: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Biography and complete files offered in MIDI format.
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau (1829 - 1869)
A brief biography of his challenging and hectic life, his exile to Brazil, and an evaluation of his skills with recommended recording.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Grave
Photograph of tombstone at Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York from Find A Grave.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The First Gershwin
Compact Discoveries page with essay on personal and cultural background of Gottschalk's music; includes author's recommendations of recordings.
Que La Fete Commence - Gottschalk and French Life in New Orleans
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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