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The Chevalier de Saint-Georges : virtuoso of the sword and the bow

Author: Gabriel Banat
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.Y. : Pendragon Press, ©2006.
Series: Lives in music series, no. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"One would be hard-pressed to find an adventure novel more captivating than the factual story of the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Born in 1745, on the island of Guadeloupe, Joseph Bologne was the illegitimate son of a French planter and his young African slave. When he was seven, his father took him to France to be educated. His physical prowess, particularly in the art of fencing, attracted the attention of Louis  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges, chevalier de; Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges, chevalier de; Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges, chevalier de
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Banat
ISBN: 1576471098 9781576471098
OCLC Number: 63703876
Description: xxiii, 557 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: The island --
Joseph --
The trial --
A fugitive family --
The Bologne plantation --
People "of color" --
Return to France --
Paris --
The prodigy --
Too many blacks --
The Chevalier de Saint-Georges --
A young man about town --
Virtuoso --
Gossec --
The new bow --
Compositions: Quartets and concertos --
Gluck and Marie Antoinette --
Concertos and symphonies concertantes --
The opéra affair --
Ernestine --
Madame de Montesson --
Madame de Montalembert --
L'Amant anonyme --
Le concert des amateurs --
The Grand Orient of France --
Le concert olympique --
Le Palais-Royal --
London --
The gathering storm --
The Bastille --
Revolution --
An Orléans conspiracy? --
Return to London --
Lille --
The national guard --
La Légion Saint-Georges --
Regicide --
The Great Terror --
Too many colonels --
Paris 1795 --
Saint-Domingue --
Coda-finale --
The island of Guadeloupe --
View of basse-terre, ca 1750 --
"Squares" of sugar cane,Baillif --
Plantation under La Sourffriere --
Custom records of passengers arriving in Bordaux. 1753 --
Port of Bodeaux, 1753 --
Mme. de Pompadour --
49 rue St. Andre des arts today --
The St-Georges guard --
Equestrian statue of Louis XV --
Chamber music at a musical salon --
"winter amusement" --
The Italian style of fencing --
One of "les vingt-quatre violons du roi" --
Leopold Mozart and his two children --
English tea at the princesse de conti's --
Portrait of saint-Georges, age 22 --
Francois-Johseph Gossec --
L'Hotel de Soubise --
Leopold Mozart, 1756 --
Evolution of the violin bow --
Title page of Saint-Georges' second set of quartets --
Marie Antoinette at the spinet in Vienna --
Christoph Willibald Gluck --
Marie Antoinette in 1777, Varailles --
George Polgreen Bridgetower --
La petite loge at the opera in the Palais-royal --
Mlle, la guimard in Le Naviageur --
Papillon de la ferte --
Choderlos de laclos --
Le theatre Italien in 1771 --
Mme. de genlis --
Mme. de montesson --
The Duke of Orleans and his son --
Title pafe of L'Amant anonyme --
Cover of the D-Ogny catalogue --
Saint-Georges quartets listed in the D-Ogny catalogue --
Philippe, Duke of Chartres, with his family --
Masonic initiation ceremony --
The palais-rolyal before reconstruction --
The prince of Wales --
Philippe, Dike of Orleans --
Henry Angelo --
Le Chevalier D-Eon in his uniform --
Mlle. la chevaliere d'eon in 1783 --
Cartoon, saint-George adn D'eon --
Fencing match at Carlton house --
Fire at the opera house, 1781 --
The paliais-royal after reconstruction --
Mme. de genlis as "governor" of Philippe's children --
Giovanni battista viotti --
Opening session of th eestates general --
Desmoulins exhorting the people --
The taking of the bastille --
Mrs. Grace Dalrymple Elliott --
March of the Paris Poissardes, 1789 --
Cartoon, lafayette kicking Philippe --
Mr. Angelo's fencing academy --
Mirabeau --
Session at the Jacobin club, Paris, 1792 --
General Dillon's body burned in Lille --
Hussar of the legion St. Georges --
The battle of Jemappes, 1792 --
Trooper of the 14th regiment of chasseurs a cheval, 1793 --
Execution of Louis XVI, 1793 --
Bust of general dumouriez --
Arrest of the commissioners and the minister of war by Dumouriez --
General Thomas Alexandre Dumas --
Danton on his way to the guillotine --
The festival of the supreme being "the last tumbrel" --
Invasion of the assembly by the sans-culottes --
"Post-thermidorian fashions," 1795 --
Theresa Tallien, "our lady of Thermidor" --
Toussaint Loucerture, c.1800 --
Map of saint-Domingue.
Series Title: Lives in music series, no. 7.
Responsibility: by Gabriel Banat.
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The Chevalier de Saint-Georges, born Joseph Boulogne, was the son of an African Slave and a French plantation owner, who had an improbable rise in French society. This book tells the real story of  Read more...


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A Swashbuckling Violinist, Fresh From the 1700sOne of the most fascinating figures of the 18th century was the Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a composer, violinist, fencing champion and military hero Read more...

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My reading is usually a mix of work related technical material, continuing education material and books related to Leadership themes.  Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges is the MOST comprehensive and exhaustive 'biography' I have read to date.  Rarely do I read a book twice.  Once I started...
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