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Gottschalk, Louis Moreaulocked

  • Irving Lowens
  •  and S. Frederick Starr

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(b New Orleans, 8 May 1829; d Tijuca, Brazil, 18 Dec 1869). American composer and pianist. His considerable reputation as a composer of virtuoso piano pieces did not long survive his death, but a renewed interest in his life and works began in the 1930s and he is now generally acknowledged as one of the most significant 19th-century American musicians, and his music as a direct precursor of ragtime....

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