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Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Louis Moreau Gottschalk Famous memorial

Birth
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
18 Dec 1869 (aged 40)
Tijuca, Município de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Burial
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 40.6581078, Longitude: -73.992836
Plot
Section M/N, Lot 19581
Memorial ID
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Composer. He was a pianist, best known as a composer of exotic piano works. He was hailed as the New World's first authentic musical spokesman and his keyboard virtuosity was compared with Chopin's. Through out the mid 19th Century, he toured America, Europe, the Caribbean and was the first American composer to employ Latin American and Creole folk themes and rhythms. He wrote operas, symphonies and more than 200 piano pieces, including "La Bamboula", "Le Bananier", "Le Banjo, L'Union" and "The Dying Poet". He spent his last years in South America, feverishly devoted to concert-giving.
Composer. He was a pianist, best known as a composer of exotic piano works. He was hailed as the New World's first authentic musical spokesman and his keyboard virtuosity was compared with Chopin's. Through out the mid 19th Century, he toured America, Europe, the Caribbean and was the first American composer to employ Latin American and Creole folk themes and rhythms. He wrote operas, symphonies and more than 200 piano pieces, including "La Bamboula", "Le Bananier", "Le Banjo, L'Union" and "The Dying Poet". He spent his last years in South America, feverishly devoted to concert-giving.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: Apr 25, 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/407/louis_moreau-gottschalk: accessed ), memorial page for Louis Moreau Gottschalk (8 May 1829–18 Dec 1869), Find a Grave Memorial ID 407, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.