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Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Fiona Talkington explores the life and music of Joseph de Bologne Chevalier de St-Georges, a virtuoso violinist and composer known in 18th-century Paris as 'the Black Mozart'.

Fiona Talkington looks at the life and music of Joseph de Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) - the son of a French plantation owner and his slave mistress - who became a virtuoso violinist and composer, close friend of Queen Marie Antoinette, and was known in 18th-century Paris as "The Black Mozart".

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Music Played

  • Joseph Bologne De Saint-Georges

    String Quartet In G Minor Op.14 No.6

    Ensemble: Quatuour Les Adieux.
    • NAÏVE : V5062.
    • NAÏVE.
    • 17.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    L'autre jour a l'ombrage

    Performer: David Schrader. Singer: Patrice Michaels.
    • CDR.
  • Joseph Bologne De Saint-Georges

    Violin Concerto in D Major Op.3 No.1

    Performer: Zhou Qian. Orchestra: Toronto Camerata. Conductor: Kevin Mallon.
    • NAXOS : 8.557322.
    • NAXOS.
    • 7.
  • Marie Antoinette

    C'est mon ami

    Singer: Isabelle Poulenard. Performer: Sandrine Chatron.
    • AMBROISE.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Aria con variazioni in G major

    Performer: Jean‐Jacques Kantorow.
    • ARION.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Ernestine: Scena

    Singer: Faye Robinson. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Freeman.
    • COLUMBIA : M-32781.
    • COLUMBIA.
    • 3.
  • Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

    Symphony in G major Op 11 No 1

    Orchestra: Orchestre De Chambre De Versailles. Conductor: Bernard Wahl.
    • ARION : ARN 55434.
    • ARION.
    • 5.

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