The Guadelupe-born Classical period composer Joseph Boulogne was later given the title le Chevalier de Saint-Georges by French King Louis XVI. He was an accomplished athlete as well as having great musical talent. He fought for the Republic in the French Revolution, moved to Haiti for a time, then returned to France, where he died. He wrote violin concertos, symphonies, string quartets, and harpsichord and violin sonatas.
Saint-Georges, Chevalier De (1739 - 1799), France
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Saint-Georges, Chevalier de (1745-1799)
Essay, bibliography and a discography. Includes information about other composers of African descent.
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