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Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges: 'Le Mozart Noir'

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Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges: 'Le Mozart Noir'

Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges: 'Le Mozart Noir'

Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges: 'Le Mozart Noir'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Reporter Allison Keyes examines the career of Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges, born to a white father and a mother of African descent, who became one of the most influential classical music composers in 18th-century France. The music of Saint-Georges — known also as "Le Mozart Noir," or the black Mozart, influenced the work of Mozart himself. However, only about a third of his compositions still exist.