Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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 (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section M/N, Lot 19581
Memorial ID 407 View Source
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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.

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