“Le Mozart noir” “Le Mozart noir”

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint George is frequently referred to as “le Mozart noir.” While surely intended as a favorable comparison to Mozart, the sobriquet is diminishing, implying that Bologne’s music was somehow derivative of Mozart’s.

on June 10, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Outsider art Outsider art

The opera titled L’Amant anonyme (“The Anonymous Lover”) is important because it is one of the earliest known operas by a Black composer that still survives in its entirety.

on June 09, 2020 at 1:01 PM