Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Music in American Life
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Printed: 2000 Author: S. Frederick Starr
Publisher: University of Illinois Press ISBN: 0252068769
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Amazon Review
Here, for the first time, is a full biography of America's first great composer who, in the 1850s, anticipated ragtime and jazz by half a century. Meticulously researched and written in a lively and accessible style,the biography details the colorful life of an American original and the trail-blazing father of music in New Orleans. Of interest to anyone interested in Civil War era America or the cultural environment that gave rise to one of America's most original and authentic musics.