1. Today, I had the good fortune to visit one of my favorite haunts the word chosen advisedly Green-Wood Cemetery. If you have never had the luxury of a visit to Green-Wood, let me tell you, it is the final resting place of many famous, and wealthy personages. It is also one of the most original settings extant .click here: a. green-wood cemetery - Google Search 2. Todays attraction: 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 works. Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 3. During his time, Gottschalk was a rockstar! He broke with European traditions for classical music, adding a New World influence, specifically Afro-Caribbean rhythm .imagine a piece produced by Jelly roll Morton and Frederic Chopin . a. The novelty of his work, which displayed influences from the black and Creole cultures of New Orleans, earned Berliozs admiration. The People [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huEnUYeA8LQ&feature=related]Souvenir de la Havane - Louis Moreau Gottschalk - YouTube[/ame] 4. Buried at Green-Wood, within an ornate iron fence, a marble plinth supporting a winged angel, The Angel of Music. For a while .I mean, hes still buried but the statue disappeared 50 years ago. 5. So, Green-Wood spent $100,000 to have a new Angel of Music commissioned. 6. Today was the unveiling. Everyone had tickets..... Left to Right: Jill Burkee and Giancarlo Biagi, Sculptors, and Richard Moylan, President of Green-Wood. The Angel of Music, herself....muses have no wings. I paid homage to Gottschalk, and his Angel.... NYTimes: New 'Angel' Alights on Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Brooklyn Tomb - NYTimes.com If you are ever in Brooklyn....go see Gottscalk, an American original!