Louis Moreau Gottschalk was one of America's first matinee idols and international superstars. A child prodigy as a pianist, he left his home city of New Orleans for Paris at the age of 12 to learn his craft. He soon became a sensation in Europe, America, and South America. ... Read more
On October 13 we unveiled "The Angel of Music," a bronze sculpture, at the grave of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (, America's first international musical superstar. The blog post about that event, "Welcome, Angel of Music," is here.
Last week, on NPR's "On Point," Tom Ashbrook... Read more
This past Saturday, the "Angel of Music," a great bronze angel sculpture in tribute to music giant Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), who is interred at Green-Wood Cemetery, was unveiled at his grave.
Gottschalk was America's first matinee idol and its first internation... Read more
Since soon after Green-Wood Cemetery's founding in 1838, it has been a great sculpture garden. If you lived in mid-19th-century New York City or Brooklyn, and you wanted to see sculpture, you came to Green-Wood. There was virtually no other public sculpture at that time. The... Read more
It has been a mystery we’ve been trying to solve for some time now. We knew that the grave of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America’s first internationally-acclaimed classical composer and pianist, had been adorned, soon after his death, with a marble angel. We had photograph... Read more