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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Joseph Bologne, 
Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) who was a virtuoso violinist, conductor, composer and champion fencer, who is remembered as the first classical composer of African ancestry. He is sometimes referred to as Le Mozart Noir, though it is believed that Mozart was influenced by Saint-Georges, and not the other way around.
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