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Louis Moreau Gottschalk - pianist, composer (May 8, 1829 - Dec. 18, 1869)

Traditionally, Gottschalk is remembered as a virtuoso, as well as a prolific composer of popular music. While there may be some truth in this statement, it is our belief that there is more to Gottschalk and his music than just that. Gottschalk was also the first and, one might well argue, possibly the last Pan-American composer and artist. Not only did he travel frequently outside the United States, as did, by necessity, most virtuoso pianists at the time; he also lived in South America and the Caribbean for extended periods of time, incorporating, without prejudice but with critical judgment, many local influences and musical traditions. His influence on New Orleans music is undeniable, consequently leading into jazz and its origins....
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