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Sonata Mulattica

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Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).The son of a white woman and an "African Prince," George Polgreen Bridgetower (1780–1860) travels to Vienna to meet "bad-boy" genius Ludwig van Beethoven. The great composer's subsequent sonata is originally dedicated to the young mulatto, but George, exuberant with acclaim, offends Beethoven over a woman. From this crucial encounter evolves a grandiose yet melancholy poetic tale. A New Yorker's A Year's Reading; Booklist Editors Choice Award.


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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Kindle Book

  • Release date: February 16, 2015

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9780393249354
  • File size: 704 KB
  • Release date: February 16, 2015

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9780393249354
  • File size: 704 KB
  • Release date: February 16, 2015

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Kindle Book
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subjects

Fiction Poetry

Languages

English

Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times).The son of a white woman and an "African Prince," George Polgreen Bridgetower (1780–1860) travels to Vienna to meet "bad-boy" genius Ludwig van Beethoven. The great composer's subsequent sonata is originally dedicated to the young mulatto, but George, exuberant with acclaim, offends Beethoven over a woman. From this crucial encounter evolves a grandiose yet melancholy poetic tale. A New Yorker's A Year's Reading; Booklist Editors Choice Award.


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