Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Birthday
8, 1829
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Dec 18, 1869 (40)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1829
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Dec 18, 1869 (40)

About

Classical pianist who performed thousands of concerts throughout North America and Europe during his career.

Before Fame

He was immediately seen as a child prodigy in his hometown of New Orleans, publicly debuting at the St. Charles Hotel in 1840. He moved to Europe at age 13 to study classical piano.

Trivia

He passed away in Brazil after contracting malaria and then collapsing at one of his performances.

Family Life

He was born in New Orleans to a London-born Jewish businessman and a mother from Creole and grew up with six siblings.

Associated With

He was rejected from the Paris Conservatoire by Charles Gounod 's mentor, Pierre Zimmerman.