SAINT-GEORGES, J.B.C. de: Symphonies Concertantes, Opp. 9, 10, Op. 11, No. 1
Revich • Ježek • Honsová • Czech Chamber Philharmonic, Pardubice • M. Halász
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was a brilliant swordsman, athlete, violin virtuoso and gifted composer, with a claim to being the most talented figure in an age of remarkable individuals. He was an early and important exponent of the hybrid symphonie concertante, a genre that draws on both the symphony and concerto traditions. In this podcast Raymond Bisha talks with Dr Allan Badley, co-founder of Artaria Editions, the music publishing house that has created performance editions for hundreds of previously unpublished 18th-century works, many of which have been recorded for Naxos.