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#639 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Gifted pianist and composer (1829–1869) who was one of the first figures in American music to attain an international reputation. His colorful keyboard works, often inspired by the Creole music he heard in his Louisiana childhood, pioneered the use of ethnic source materials in American ‘classical’ music. ALS in French, signed “L. Gottschalk,” one page, lightly-lined, 5 x 8.25, no date. Letter to his doctor and friend. In part (translated): “A friend of mine has just come to see my brother with Dr. Gardner, who said he was one of your friends. Dr. Gardner asked me what time you would be coming tomorrow morning and I told him it would probably be around 11:00 a.m. He then expressed a desire to meet you here at that time. I know that I am probably asking a lot of you, but I do know how good-natured and obliging you are, and I am quite sure you will forgive me and have pity on me.” Affixed to a slightly larger mount. A few stray ink marks, a spot of adhesive to lower left, and a small tear just below the signature, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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