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Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Louis Moreau Gottschalk became a concert pianist and an eccentric purveyor of virtuosic fantasies on any popular tune that took his fancy, bringing much fame and, no doubt, fortune. Born 8 May 1829 in New Orleans, he studied with Berlioz and impressed Chopin with his playing. He died in Tijuca, Brazil on 18 December 1869.

A selection of M&V articles about Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Deliciously Bubbly - James Baillieu plays Beethoven, Schumann, Gottschalk and Paganini via Liszt, heard by Mike Wheeler

CD Spotlight. Compelling and Pleasurable - Arthur Friedheim plays Liszt, Chopin, Gottschalk and Henselt, heard by Patric Standford. '... a slightly improvisatory interpretation ...'

CD Spotlight. Bamboula! - The music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, investigated by John Bell Young. '... unimpeachable authority and breathtaking virtuosity ...'

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