Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Audio Samples: Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), Afro-French Composer

[Violin Concertos, Op. 5, Nos. 1 & 2; Op. 3, No. 1; Op. 8, No. 9; Bernard Thomas Chamber Orchestra; Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Violin; Arion 68093 (1990)]

Joseph de Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) was an
Afro-French composer, violinist and conductor who is profiled at AfriClassical.com He was a fashionable composer who was among the earliest French composers of string quartets. The following 5 audio samples are among 12 examples of his music which are found on the Audio page of the website:

a Cedille 90000 035 (1997)
Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th and 19
th Centuries
Rachel Barton, violin
Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege, Conductor
Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5, No. 2
b AFKA SK-557 (2003)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: String Quartets
Coleridge String Quartet
String Quartet No. 3 in C Major Sample Time 5:03
c Avenira AV 276011 (2005)
String Quartets, Op. 14, Third Book of Quartets
Apollon Quartet
Quartet No. 3 in F Minor
d Avenira CD1 AV 9985 2E (2000); CD2 AV 9986 2E (2000)
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphonies & Violin Concertos
Violin Concerto Soloist: Miroslav Vilimec, Violin
Symphony Concertante Soloists: Jiri Zilak, Violin; Jan Motlik, Alto
Radio Symphony-Orchestra Pilsen; Frantisek Preisler, Jr., Conductor
CD1 Symphony in D Major, Op. 11, No. 2 - Overture
CD2 Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No. 9

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