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.
|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|