Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Music in American Life
Last updated: 06.08.17
Paperback, 564 pages, (April 1, 2000) Usually ships within 24 hours.
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.