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Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Recommended Recordings



A Gottschalk Festival
(Eugene List, Cary Lewis, et al; Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, et al; Igor Buketoff and Samuel Adler, conducting)
Despite the value revisionists pretend to find in MacDowell and his contemporaries, the only really interesting 19th century American composer is the Creole Louis Moreau Gottschalk, who conquered Europe and South America with his colorful music and extravaganza piano performances. These recordings aren't new, and they don't include any of his solo piano music. But they do include some of Gottschalk's most characteristic music, in performances and recordings that are at least fairly good. It's a lot of fun for the money, and the accompanying booklet does a very good job of telling you what is interesting about Gottschalk's life and music. (review by Leslie Gerber)

Gottschalk: Piano Music Vol 1
(Philip Martin)


The World of Louis Moreau Gottschalk Vol 2
(Eugene List, Joseph Werner, et al; Utah Symphony Orchestra; Maurice Abravanel, conductor)


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