Milton M. Kraus papers on Louis Moreau Gottschalk,

Title
Milton M. Kraus papers on Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1956-1980.
Author
Kraus, Milton.
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Description
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Genre/Form
  • Clippings.
  • Sheet music.
Biography (note)
  • Arranger and pianist Milton Max Kraus (1906-1995), who had a varied career in broadcasting and popular music, assembled materials on Louis Moreau Gottschalk and wrote a paper on the works of the composer.
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), was a highly successful pianist and composer who studied with Hector Berlioz in Paris.
Call Number
JPB 06-43
Author
Kraus, Milton.
Title
Milton M. Kraus papers on Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1956-1980.
Summary
The composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk is the focus of this collection created by Milton M. Kraus. In his paper, Louis Moreau Gottschalk: An Exploratory Study, included in the collection, Kraus discusses Gottschalk's musical compositions. Published music, clippings, and a catalogue, all pertaining to Gottschalk, are also found within this collection.
Biography
Arranger and pianist Milton Max Kraus (1906-1995), who had a varied career in broadcasting and popular music, assembled materials on Louis Moreau Gottschalk and wrote a paper on the works of the composer. Kraus was trained in composition by Tibor Serly, a disciple of Béla Bartók and Joseph Schillinger. He attended City College of the City University of New York briefly before transferring to Juilliard (then the Institute of Musical Art) on scholarship for piano. He also earned a degree in education at Teachers College, where he produced an essay on Gottschalk for a course in the Historical Approach to Music Literature given by Robert Pace. Kraus taught only very briefly (one half day at James Monroe High School in New York), before deciding he could earn more money as a professional pianist. He worked with Ed Sullivan, as well as on the the production of the Jerome Kern musical, Very Warm for May, and served as a staff pianist for all three major broadcasting networks. He also was the pianist for Kate Smith when she introduced God Bless America.
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869), was a highly successful pianist and composer who studied with Hector Berlioz in Paris. Gottschalk's works, which had fallen out of favor after his death, became the subject of reevaluation in the 1930s and helped to spur a new interest in the study and performance of ragtime music, to which his work is often seen as a precursor.
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Occupation
Pianists.
Added Author
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau, 1829-1869.
Pace, Robert.
Teachers College (New York, N.Y.)
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 06-43
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