My Charmer, spare me! song by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Published on Jan 28, 2013

Baritone George Spitzer performs Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s 1861 song, My Charmer, spare me! accompanied by pianist Artis Wodehouse live in concert presented by MELODEON chamber ensemble on 1/6/13 at Church of the Epiphany, NYC. Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) is well-known as a writer of piano music influenced by his New Orleans heritage and upbringing. Though white, he absorbed the Afro-Creole melodies and exotic rhythms from the Caribbean basin so prominent in New Orleans culture. These found their way into his many piano compositions. He is less well-known for his songs. My charmer has a Latin tinge, and the piano accompaniment is reminiscent of the guitar.

MELODEON is a chamber group founded by Artis Wodehouse for the performance of 19th and early 20th Century American music.

Sound recordist and videographer is Whitney Slaten.

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