|Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, The Black Mozart|
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)
Born in the West Indies colony of Guadaloupe, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges was the son of a French aristocrat and a Black slave woman from Senegal. He was raised and educated as an aristocrat in France, where he was a swordsman to the king. Saint-Georges became known as "the Black Mozart." Several of his compositions have been recorded in recent years.
Listen in on the L’Association "Le Concert de Monsieur de Saint-George" website which has a catalog of his works, list of recordings, sound-clips and links to other sites.