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Sonata Mulattica 2 editions

Cover of: Sonata Mulattica | Rita Dove
About the Book

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. (W. W. Norton)


Library of Congress PS3554.O884 S66 2009
Dewey 811/.54

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Cover of: Sonata Mulattica
2009, W. W. Norton & Co.
Sonata Mulattica
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Sonata Mulattica
2010, W. W. Norton
Sonata Mulattica

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