Podcast: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. A Polymath in Paris.

June 09, 2023

SAINT-GEORGES, J.B.C. de: Violin Concertos, Opp. 2 and 7 (Fumika Mohri, Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Pardubice, M. Halász)

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de SAINT-GEORGES (1745–1799): Violin Concertos, Opp. 2 and 7
Mohri • Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice • Halász

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–1799) – a brilliant swordsman, athlete, violin virtuoso and gifted composer – might well lay claim to being the most talented figure in an age of remarkable individuals. Raymond Bisha gives an overview of this remarkable life, binding the disparate elements of his career with the constant beauty of his violin concertos.