Black Mozart

On Christmas Day 1739 in Guadeloupe, a child was born to a rich colonist and his negress slave mistress.

This child was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, who rose through Eighteenth-century aristocratic circles to become one of the most fascinating and respected figures in the Paris musical scene.

Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the music written by this mixed-race misfit, who came to become one of the most remarkable figures in the Age of Enlightenment.

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On Christmas Day 1739 in Guadeloupe, a child was born to a rich colonist and his negress slave mistress.

This child was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, who rose through Eighteenth-century aristocratic circles to become one of the most fascinating and respected figures in the Paris musical scene.

Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the music written by this mixed-race misfit, who came to become one of the most remarkable figures in the Age of Enlightenment.

EMS20040207

On Christmas Day 1739 in Guadeloupe, a child was born to a rich colonist and his negress slave mistress.

This child was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, who rose through Eighteenth-century aristocratic circles to become one of the most fascinating and respected figures in the Paris musical scene.

Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the music written by this mixed-race misfit, who came to become one of the most remarkable figures in the Age of Enlightenment.

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EMS20041016

On Christmas Day 1739 in Guadeloupe, a child was born to a rich colonist and his negress slave mistress.

This child was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, who rose through Eighteenth-century aristocratic circles to become one

of the most fascinating and respected figures in the Paris musical scene.

Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the music written by this mixed-race misfit, who came to become one of the most remarkable figures in the Age of Enlightenment.

EMS20041016

On Christmas Day 1739 in Guadeloupe, a child was born to a rich colonist and his negress slave mistress.

This child was Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint George, who rose through Eighteenth-century aristocratic circles to become one

of the most fascinating and respected figures in the Paris musical scene.

Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the music written by this mixed-race misfit, who came to become one of the most remarkable figures in the Age of Enlightenment.