Gottschalk and Cuba is a journey through 150 years of music that started with a 19th Century American pianist-composer living in Cuba and a 21st Century Cuban-American pianist telling the story.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk was America’s first important pianist-composer and the Rock Star of his age !! (1829-1869). He was Abe Lincoln’s favorite pianist ! Antonio Iturrioz’s new CD, due in 2017, will have several world premieres of music by important Cuban pianist-composers who were all influenced by Gottschalk. And the influence Cuban music had on Gottschalk.
And, the world premiere recording of Gottschalk’s greatest work, Symphony Romantique BOTH movements, Night in the Tropics and Fiesta Criolla, ON ONE PIANO !
The PROJECT IS FULLY FUNDED