Bamboula!: The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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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 ...

Bamboula!: The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195072372

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