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Monsieur de Saint-George. Le nègre des Lumières (edição 2001)

por Alain Guédé (Autor)

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The first full biography of one of the greatest figures of eighteenth-century Europe, known in his time as the "Black Mozart" Virtually forgotten until now, his life is the stuff of legend. Born in 1739 in Guadeloupe to a slave mother and a French noble father, he became the finest swordsman of his age, an insider at the doomed court of Louis XVI, and, most of all, a virtuosic musician. A violinist, he directed the Olympic Society of Concerts, which was considered the finest in Europe in an age of great musicians, including Haydn, from whom he commissioned a symphony, and Mozart, to whom he was often compared. He also became the first Freemason of color, embracing the French Revolution with the belief that it would end the racism against which - despite his illustrious achievements - he struggled his whole life. This is the life of Joseph Bologne, known variously as Monsieur de Saint-George, the "Black Mozart," and, because of his origins, "the American." Alain Guede offers a fascinating account of this extraordinary individual, whose musical compositions are at long lastbeing revived and whose story will never again be forgotten.… (mais)
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Saint-George est fils d'aristocrate et d'une esclave né au 18° siècle en Guadeloupe. Il fut reconnu à son époque comme un escrimeur talentueux (le meilleur de France) et un musicien et compositeur de mérite (à l'égal de Mozart). Acteur de son époque, il joua aussi un rôle dans la révolution française. Il est tombé dans l'oubli lors de l'avènement au pouvoir de Napoléon qui rétablit l'esclavage et interdit aux noirs et mulâtres l'accès aux arts.

Sa vie fut pleine de joie, ses amitiés et ses réussites auraient dues lui ouvrirent toutes les portes, cependant l'impossibilité de se marier avec une jeune femme de son cercle social ou d'obtenir des positions dûment méritées font partie des raisons qui font qu'il ne se départira jamais d'une certaine mélancolie merveilleusement retranscrite par l'auteur.

Alain Guédé nous dresse un tableau riche et animé du 'siècle des lumières' qui s'achève en bain de sang.
C'est un ouvrage dense accessible aux non-initiés mais donnant envie de se replonger dans cette tranche d'histoire.

C'est le premier ouvrage qui me fait ôter mes lunettes roses d'écolière sur le siècle des lumières. ( )
  electrice | Aug 25, 2013 |
This is a great window on race in the 18th century, in the French Pre-revolutionary and Revolutionary context. I really don't know very much about the French Revolution, and this book reminds me that I need to read a good history of it. The author paints the "forgotten" life story of the mulatto son of a French aristocrat and a Colonial French slave woman, as he becomes the best swordsman and most famous musician of his day. The book interweaves an account of developments in culture, theater and music in which Monseiur de Saint-George played a central role with the developing currents of revolution in France. Much of the presentation is beyond my expertise or familiarity but is nonetheless interesting and somewhat comprehensible to a naive reader. It describes what was possible socially and artistically for Monseiur de Saint-George in his time and place, and what avenues (marriage to a white woman, certain levels of military command, social acceptance in certain circles) were permanently blocked for him. French racism has a different cast than Anglo racism, but in the end it was all of the same stinking corpse. Monseiur de Saint-George's life of achievement in that late 18th century world of the French revolution is fascinating to discover. ( )
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The first full biography of one of the greatest figures of eighteenth-century Europe, known in his time as the "Black Mozart" Virtually forgotten until now, his life is the stuff of legend. Born in 1739 in Guadeloupe to a slave mother and a French noble father, he became the finest swordsman of his age, an insider at the doomed court of Louis XVI, and, most of all, a virtuosic musician. A violinist, he directed the Olympic Society of Concerts, which was considered the finest in Europe in an age of great musicians, including Haydn, from whom he commissioned a symphony, and Mozart, to whom he was often compared. He also became the first Freemason of color, embracing the French Revolution with the belief that it would end the racism against which - despite his illustrious achievements - he struggled his whole life. This is the life of Joseph Bologne, known variously as Monsieur de Saint-George, the "Black Mozart," and, because of his origins, "the American." Alain Guede offers a fascinating account of this extraordinary individual, whose musical compositions are at long lastbeing revived and whose story will never again be forgotten.

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