Lot #705
Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Estimate: $500+


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. AMQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7.25 sheet. Gottschalk pens three bars of music and lyrics to 'Slumber Song.' Signed and inscribed underneath, "To Miss Granzer, with my best compliments, L. M. Gottschalk, Boston 1864." In fine condition, with pencil notation to bottom edge and some scattered light toning.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021

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