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7Robots Fantastically Terrible Podcast ep15: Black Classical Music Pioneer Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Episode 15: Black Classical Music Pioneer Chevalier de Saint-Georges

As in our last episode, weโ€™re going to stay in France during the revolution to talk about a man who is larger than life – Joseph Bologne or the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He not only defies conventional thinking, even in our own time, he was a real life hero of epic proportions! If you mix Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee with the world’s most celebrated musical genius, you’ll start to get a good idea. The next time you think of the great composers of classical music, remember the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He earned his place in history!

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Read all 10 Episodes of Chevalier de Saint-Georges on Webtoon.

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Crochet Chevalier

If you’re a big fan of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges and you know how to crochet, Suzy made this super cute pattern. For more information and pics, click here to visit our shop.

Want the finished toy?

Of couse! If you would like your own handmade Chevalier, give us about 2 weeks. We can ship anywhere in the world from our home in France. Please contact Suzy on Instagram: @suzydias1 or email: suzydias [at] mail [dot] com.

Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Reference & Links

โ˜… Joseph de Bolonge/Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) (Black Past)
โ˜… The life of โ€˜Black Mozartโ€™, 18th-century composer Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
โ˜… Chevalier de Saint-Georges (wiki)
โ˜… Chevalier de Saint-George Joseph Boulogne Biography (boarding school)
โ˜… Chevalier de Saint-George (French wiki)
โ˜… Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)Afro-French Composer, Violinist & Conductor
โ˜… 9 Black composers who changed the course of classical music history
โ˜… Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de St Georges Le Mozart NoirReviving A Legend (Part 1)ย 
โ˜… Slavery in the French Colonies: Le Code Noir (the Black Code) of 1685


โ˜… Chevalier de Saint-Georges (multiple)
โ˜… Illustrations at National Library of France (2 and 3)
โ˜… Sheet music (Six Quartetto Concertans pour deux violons, alto et basse)
โ˜… Buste du Chevalier de Saint-Georges, violoniste by Jules Gรฉruzet

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7 Robots Fantastically Terrible Podcast Ep15: Chevalier de Saint-Georges