His Name Is Joseph Boulogne, Not 'Black Mozart'

An 18th-century polymath has had his brilliant music and life diminished by a demeaning nickname. Last month, Searchlight Pictures announced plans for a movie about Joseph Boulogne, the 18th-century composer also known as Chevalier de Saint-Georges. When the announcement was made, headlines resurrected yet another moniker for Boulogne: "Black Mozart."

Cindy Hwang

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