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Saint-Georges, Chevalier de

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (25 December 1745–10 June 1799) was a champion fencer, virtuoso violinist, and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. Born in Guadeloupe, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his African slave. During the French Revolution, Saint-Georges was colonel of the Légion St.-Georges, the first all-black r... read more

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (25 December 1745–10 June 1799) was a champion fencer, virtuoso violinist, an... read more

Recommended Recording

Saint Georges - Violin Concertos No. 1, Op. 3 and Nos. 2 and...

Saint Georges - Violin Concertos No. 1, Op. 3 and Nos. 2 and...

Kevin Mallon, Zhou Qian, Toronto Camerata

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