Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges

Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    25th December 1745
  • Died
    10th June 1799
  • Birthplace
    Guadeloupe, France

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Saint-George) Born in Guadeloupe, he was the son of George Bologne de Saint-Georges, a wealthy planter, and Nanon, his African slave. Saint-Georges was a champion fencer, a virtuoso violinist and conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris. During the French Revolution, he was colonel of the 'Legion St.-Georges,' the first all black regiment in Europe, fighting on the side of the Republic. Today the Chevalier de Saint-Georges is mainly remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.Posth.2 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
L'Amant anonime Opera / Operetta Choir and Orchestra
6 String Quartets, Op.1 Quartet String Quartet
2 Symphonies, Op.11 Symphony Orchestra