Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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University of Illinois Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 564 pages
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The romantic and definitive biography of an early and significant American composer. It examines Louis Moreau Gottshalk's music, his frenetic life on the road, his virtuosity as a performer, his effect on his audiences, and the scandals surrounding his romantic dalliances.
 

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Contents

A Death in Rio
3
n Origins
15
Young Gottschalk and Musical Democracy in New Orleans
32
A Creole in Paris
46
Bamboula and the Louisiana Quartet
62
Celebrity
78
The Siege of Spain
97
vni Financial Music and Democracy
118
Souvenir de Porto Rico
257
Matouba Nights in the Tropics
272
Havana Twilight
289
The Union 1862
310
The Automaton in Wartime 186265
330
America through Gottschalks Eyes
351
Anatomy of a Scandal
368
Peru and Chile 186566
384

New York Debut
127
Defeat in New England
144
Mr Dwights Crusade
159
An Untimely Visit to Cuba 1854
170
Last Hopes Dying Poets
195
Taking Root in New York 1855
206
The Dodsworths Hall Concerts and the Great NonBattle with Thalgerg
221
Ada Clare
244
A PanAmerican on the Rio de la Plata 186768
400
Prestissimo del mio Finale
422
Gottschalk through the 125 Years
438
Notes
455
Bibliography
539
Index
557
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S. Frederick Starr is founding chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a research and policy center affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. A past president of Oberlin College and the Aspen Institute, he began his career in classical archaeology, excavating at Gordium in modern Turkey and mapping the Persian Royal Road.

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