Louis Moreau Gottschalk – “A Night in the Tropics”

Louis Moreau Gottschalk¬†(1829 – 1869) Before his death at the age of forty in 1869, Louis Moreau Gottschalk achieved a stunning list of ‘firsts’. He was the first American composer to be hailed in Europe; the first American virtuoso (on piano) to be saluted by the likes of Chopin; the first American musician to erase […]