The Resource Bamboula! : the life and times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, S. Frederick Starr

Bamboula! : the life and times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, S. Frederick Starr

Label
Bamboula! : the life and times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Title
Bamboula!
Title remainder
the life and times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Statement of responsibility
S. Frederick Starr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Bamboula!, S. Frederick Starr presents an authoritatively researched, engagingly written biography of America's first authentic musical voice. Starr paints for us a striking portrait of Louis Moreau Gottschalk's childhood in 1830s New Orleans, a city madly devoted to music, where opera companies, music halls, fiddlers and banjo-pickers, church choirs, and Army bands all contributed to what Starr calls "the most stunning manifestation of Jacksonian democracy in the realm of culture to be found anywhere in America." We meet Gottschalk's French-speaking maternal grandmother and also his African-American nurse Sally, both of whom regaled him with the songs, legends, and lore of the Creole world, which would inform some of his finest music
  • We travel with Gottschalk to Paris, where he was a sensation, playing in fashionable salons for the likes of Lamartine, Gautier, and Dumas; and we join his flight from the Revolution of 1848 to a town north of Paris, where he composed his first great works - Bamboula, La Savane, Le Bananier, and Le Mancenillier - all published over the name "Gottschalk of Louisiana." Starr describes Gottschalk's successful return to New York City in the early 1850s, where he enjoyed a degree of popularity never before accorded to an American performer or composer, becoming our first homegrown concert idol. But Starr also examines the life-long struggle between the Catholic Gottschalk and earnest Protestant champions of "serious" music, a battle that pitted the austere values of northern Europe against the brighter sensibilities of Paris, Louisiana, and the West Indies
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Starr, S. Frederick
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.G68
LC item number
S7 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
  • Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
  • Composers
  • Pianists
  • Composers
  • Pianists
  • United States
Label
Bamboula! : the life and times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, S. Frederick Starr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [539]-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 564 pages
Isbn
9780195072372
Lccn
93011539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28424164
  • (OCoLC)ocm28424164
Label
Bamboula! : the life and times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, S. Frederick Starr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [539]-556) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 564 pages
Isbn
9780195072372
Lccn
93011539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28424164
  • (OCoLC)ocm28424164

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