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Author Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki, 1941- author.

Title The Bridgetower sonata : sonata mulattica / Emmanuel Dongala ; translated from the French by Marjolijn de Jager.

Publication Info. Tuscon, AZ : Schaffner Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult Fiction  F DONGALA EMMANUEL    Check Shelf
Edition First English language hardcover edition.
Description 340 pages ; 24 cm
Summary In this vividly imagined historical novel, acclaimed Congolese author Emmanuel Dongala has focused his laser-sharp wit on the life and times of George Bridgetower, a young violin prodigy, who, at the age of nine, took the courtly world of 18th century Europe by storm--and surprise, given the youth's unusual origins: for young George was of mixed- race parentage, known in the parlance of the day as a mulatto. Though his father Augustus was from Barbados and dark-skinned while his mother was a German handmaiden in the Viennese court, this young virtuoso, proclaimed as the "Black Mozart" was welcomed into the high society of Tout-Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, and later, after he and his opportunistic father fled to England, became a court favorite of the Prince of Wales where his fame spread widely across Europe where he eventually arrived in Vienna and became close friends with Ludwig Van Beethoven himself. Brimming with lively detail and dialogue and with cameo appearances from historical figures such as Alexandre Dumas, Camille Desmoulins, and Nicolas de Condorcet.
Subject Bridgetower, George Augustus Polgreen -- Fiction.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Sonatas, violin, piano, no. 9, op. 47, A major -- Fiction.
Violinists -- Europe -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Musicians, Black -- Europe -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Racially mixed people -- Europe -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Slavery -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Europe -- Colonies -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Europe -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Europe -- Politics and government -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Bridgetower, George Augustus Polgreen. (OCoLC)fst01604484
Sonatas (Beethoven, Ludwig van) (OCoLC)fst01356299
Musicians, Black. (OCoLC)fst01030887
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Racially mixed people. (OCoLC)fst01086595
Slavery. (OCoLC)fst01120426
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Violinists. (OCoLC)fst01167477
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Biographical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726537
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Historical fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726640
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Novels. (OCoLC)fst01921742
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Added Author De Jager, Marjolijn, translator.
Translation of: Dongala, Emmanuel Boundzéki, 1941- Sonate à Bridgetower.
Added Title Sonate à Bridgetower. English
ISBN 9781943156887 (hardcover)
1943156883 (hardcover)
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