If there was a "most interesting man in the world" it would be Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. He wasn't just a virtuoso violinist, composer, and conductor, he was also one of Europe's greatest fencers, and a military man who led a legion in the French Revolution.
Saint-Georges in 1768, aged 22. The three roses on his lapel are a Masonic symbol.
Recordings and performances
A commercial recording of his only surviving opera, L'Amant Anonyme, will be released February 10: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: L’amant Anonyme
The trailer for the exciting upcoming movie on Joseph Bologne!
A Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble performance of the 1st mvmt of the Symphonie Concertante in G Major
The violin concerto in A Major performed by Maya Iwabuchi and conducted by Royal Scottish National Orchestra Music Director Thomas Søndergård