Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
“The Most Accomplished Man in Europe” ~John Adams
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Saturday, May 1, 2021
Who was Joseph Bologne? Imagine in one person the combined talents of Muhammed Ali and Prince Rogers Nelson, then add a rags to riches backstory not unlike Alexander Hamilton and you’ll be close. Widely acclaimed as the greatest fencer of his generation, Bologne was also praised for his superlative finesse and artistry as a violinist. Our April concert features music written by and dedicated to this fantastic Afro-European composer.
Lucinda Marvin, Marc Levine, & Theresa Elliott, violin
Ginna Watson, viola
Tulio Rondón, cello
Tami Morse & Jacques Ogg, harpsichord
Joseph Bologne (1745–1799)
Suite from ‘L’Amant Anonime’
Sonata pour le Violon
Quatuor pour le Clavecin in g minor
Sonate pour le Clavecin avec Accompagnement de Violon Obligé
François-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829)
Quartet in e-minor
Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780)
Suite from Minuets &c.&c.