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Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, The Black Mozart

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)


Portrait of the Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

     <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_de_Saint-Georges>.

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.  

https://saint-george.phpnet.org/