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Joseph Boulogne, called Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Author: Emil Smidak
Publisher: Lucerne, Switzerland : Avenira Foundation, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"17, May 1779 - Landais gave us an account of St-George at Paris, -a mulatto man, son of a former governor of Guadeloupe, by a negro woman. He has a sister married to a former-general. He is the most accomplished man in Europe, in riding, running, shooting, fencing, dancing, music. Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-George is Unique in the history of European music, first for his origins and then for the diversity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smidak, Emil.
Joseph Boulogne, called Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Lucerne, Switzerland : Avenira Foundation, ©1996
(OCoLC)606545254
Named Person: Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges, chevalier de; Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges, chevalier de.; Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges, chevalier de; Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emil Smidak
ISBN: 3905112078 9783905112078
OCLC Number: 42876921
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: "This English edition was translated from the original French edition by Dr. John M. Mitchell, Redhill, England"--Preliminary p. [iv].
Translation of: Joseph Boulogne, nommé Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Description: vii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First part : Mother Africa --
From the first man to the Pharaohs --
Christian kingdoms, priest-kings and Islam --
The great centuries --
The turning-point --
The slave trade --
In the Americas : the crucifixion of the black man --
The music of Africa --
Second part : The father --
The colonial scene : the world of the white masters --
George de Bologne Saint-George --
Third part : The life of the Chevalier de Saint-George --
Childhood in the West Indies --
A prodigy in Paris : a young Mars --
The musician --
Relations with the house of Orleans --
With the Société Olympique : the symphonies of Haydn --
The anglomane Chevalier : journeys across the channel --
The revolution : St-George in the national guard --
The war : foundation of the St-George legion --
To the rescue of the republic --
The terror : St-George persecuted --
Under the sway of the guillotine --
St-George's last campaign : a bureaucratic epic --
Return to the West Indies : Toussaint Louverture --
St-George's death --
Republican calendar --
Bibliography --
Catalogue of compositions --
Publications of Avenira foundation.
Other Titles: Joseph Boulogne, nommé Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
Responsibility: Emil F. Smidak.

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"17, May 1779 - Landais gave us an account of St-George at Paris, -a mulatto man, son of a former governor of Guadeloupe, by a negro woman. He has a sister married to a former-general. He is the most accomplished man in Europe, in riding, running, shooting, fencing, dancing, music. Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de Saint-George is Unique in the history of European music, first for his origins and then for the diversity of this talents and the manifold dacets of his achievement"--Jacket.

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