Today you are going to learn about one of the most important musicians in Paris during the pre-revolutionary period. He was an expert swordsman an composer and the first noted classical composer of African ancestry. His life was fascinating, and I think you are going to enjoy learning more about him!

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • About the many unique achievements — musical and otherwise — of Saint-Georges
  • What instruments make up a string quartet
  • Why Saint-Georges’ music was removed from orchestra repertoires for 200 years

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Overture (Sainte-Georges)

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Sainte-Georges)

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 31

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you with nine performances connected to this episode’s theme. Check it out here.

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