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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Louis Moreau Gottschalk

American composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk Photograph by Mathew Brady (late 1850s-early 1860s)

Louis Moreau Gottschalk was born in New Orleans, to a Jewish father and a Creole mother. He soaked up a wide range of music from many cultures, and wrote his own showpieces for piano. On today's show, join us for virtuosic and patriotic music by American composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

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