Public Research Seminar: Christopher Dingle: The Challenges of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Public Research Seminar: Christopher Dingle: The Challenges of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Public Research Seminar Series

Date and time
23 Nov 2021 (3:30pm - 5:00pm)
Location

Online

Price

Free - registration required

‘L’homme le plus extraordinaire’: The Challenges of Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Speaker: Dr Christopher Dingle - Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

It is hard to think of any composer with a more remarkable life than Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Indeed, on the all-too-rare occasions he is discussed by musicians, his story often obscures the music, making it seem almost incidental. This seminar presents some initial findings and resultant queries from my AHRC/BBC-funded project on Bologne as well as exploring some of the myriad challenges for anyone researching this ‘most extraordinary man’.

Christopher Dingle is Professor of Music at RBC and is a specialist in French Music, Music Criticism and Contemporary Music. He is co-author of Julian Anderson: Dialogues on Listening, Composing and Culture (Boydell, 2020) and the editor of The Cambridge History of Music Criticism (CUP, 2019). He is the author/co-editor of five books on Messiaen and the critical edition of his orchestration of Un oiseau des arbres de Vie (Oiseau Tui) will be published by Alphonse Leduc. He is currently indulging his long-standing interest in Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges as part of the AHRC/BBC Celebrating Composers from Diverse Ethnic Backgrounds scheme.

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