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Encyclopedia > Louis F. Gottschalk

Louis Ferdinand Gottschalk (October 7, 1864 - July 15, 1934) was an American composer born in St. Louis, Missouri. The son of a Missouri governor, also named Louis, and grand-nephew of composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk, his first notable work in music was as conductor of the U.S. premiere of Franz Leh├ír's The Merry Widow[1]. He was a pioneer of original film music, largely due to his work with independent filmmaker L. Frank Baum, for whom he composed the musical, The Tik-Tok Man of Oz, to Baum's libretto, which producer Oliver Morosco decided not to bring to Broadway after only modest success in Los Angeles. October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area    - City 66. ... Louis Moreau Gottschalk pictured on a 1864 Publication of The Dying Poet for piano Louis Moreau Gottschalk (May 8, 1829 – December 18, 1869) was an American composer and pianist, best known as a virtuoso performer of his own romantic piano pieces. ... A conductor conducting a band at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Franz Lehár (30 April 1870 - 24 October 1948) was a Hungarian composer, mainly known for his operettas. ... For the ballet, see The Merry Widow (ballet). ... Pioneer may refer to: Woodsman, one who makes his living in the wilderness through trapping, hunting, logging, and/or prospecting Settler, one who has travelled from his or her homeland by choice to live in a new land or colony Mormon Pioneer, a members of the Church of Jesus Christ... A film score is the background music in a film, generally specially written for the film and often used to heighten emotions provoked by the imagery on the screen or by the dialogue. ... An Independent film (or indie film) is a film initially produced without financing or distribution from a major movie studio. ... Lyman Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919) was an American author, and the creator with illustrator W. W. Denslow of one of the most popular books ever written in American childrens literature, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. ... A libretto is the complete body of words used in an extended musical work such as an opera, operetta, masque, sacred or secular oratorio and cantata, musical, and ballet. ... Broadway theatre[1] is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...

Baum, as president, with Gottschalk, as vice president, Harry Marston Haldeman as secretary, and Clarence R. Rundel as treasurer, founded The Oz Film Manufacturing Company in 1914 as an outgrowth of Haldeman's men's social group, The Uplifters. As co-producer, Gottschalk composed the earliest known feature length film scores for The Patchwork Girl of Oz, The Magic Cloak of Oz, His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz, and The Last Egyptian, at a time when cue sheets were the norm. This article or section may be confusing or unclear for some readers, and should be edited to rectify this. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... A secretary is an office/administrative support position. ... In many governments, a treasurer is the person responsible for running the treasury. ... A feature-length is a movie/film term meaning full-length or uncut. ... The Patchwork Girl of Oz was a 1914 film made by L. Frank Baums Oz Film Company. ... The Magic Cloak of Oz is a 1914 film directed by J. Farrell MacDonald. ... His Majesty, the Scarecrow of Oz is a 1914 film production, directed by J. Farrell McaDonald and written and produced by L. Frank Baum. ... The word norm coming from the latin word norma which means angle measure or (lawlike) rule, has a number of meanings: A social or sociological norm; see norm (sociology). ...

After the company dissolved, Gottschalk went on to work with D.W. Griffith, arranging cue sheets for Broken Blossoms and composing a score for Orphans of the Storm. Other major films for which he contributed scores include The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Three Musketeers, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and Romola. He composed a score for Charles Chaplin's A Woman of Paris in 1923, but Chaplin replaced it with a score of his own writing in 1976. David Lewelyn Wark Griffith (January 22, 1875 - July 23, 1948) was an American film director (commonly known as D. W. Griffith) probably best known for his film The Birth of a Nation. ... Broken Blossoms (also called The Chink and the Child, Scarlet Blossoms and The Yellow Man and the Girl) is a 1919 film which tells the story of a Chinese man who goes to England to enlighten Christians about the teachings of Buddha. ... For the 1962 film version, see Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (film). ... The Three Musketeers, produced in 1921, is a silent movie based on the novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... For the Jamaican musician named Charlie Chaplin, see Charlie Chaplin (singer). ... A Woman of Paris is a feature-length silent film that debuted in 1923. ...



  1. ^ McPherson, Jim "The Savage Innocents--Part 2: On the Road with Parsifal, Butterfly, the Widow, and the Girl." The Opera Quarterly - Volume 19, Number 1, Winter 2003, pp. 28-63

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