Bologne + Mozart
The third program in the Composers of Note concert explores the extraordinary music of the contemporary Classical composers Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born in Guadeloupe and educated in France, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges was a prolific composer, and one of the first French composers to embrace the growing popularity of the string quartet and symphonic forms championed by Haydn. His String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor is paired with Mozart’s celebrated Clarinet Quintet—Mozart’s only clarinet quintet and a tour de force for the clarinet soloist.
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges
String Quartet No. 4 in C minor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart