Joseph Bologne violin concerto

Edited: November 14, 2021, 1:05 PM · Bologne's violin concerto in D Major, published in 1773, reminds me of Beethoven's. Did they perhaps share a common admiration of Handel, and scales and arpeggios?

I enjoyed hearing it in a recording of Linda Melsted and Tafelmusik conducted by Jeanne Lamon.

The article below mentions "remarkable similarities between an excerpt from a Boulogne violin concerto (Op. 7, No. 1) from 1777 and a passage from Mozart’s K. 364, from the following year."

Handel of course, never one to let good music go to waste, would have been quite approving in any case.

Replies (7)

November 14, 2021, 1:17 PM · Is this the same guy who invented luncheon meat?
Edited: November 14, 2021, 1:47 PM · That's baloney.
November 14, 2021, 7:01 PM · I enjoyed listening to that piece. I had not heard before but I liked the style, which is very violinistic. I’m not sure if it influenced Beethoven or not; it sounds closer I’m style to Mozart to my ears.
November 14, 2021, 7:10 PM · As Chevalier de Saint Georges he is quite well known - no Bologne(y)!

November 14, 2021, 9:48 PM · There are some really nice violin concertos within his compositions! My son and I have been working on a project to create a score and corrected set of parts, as well as an edited violin part, for op. 4 #2 (another D major concerto). I would love to see these works played more.
November 15, 2021, 2:19 AM · This is not spam...a very worthwhile composer!
November 15, 2021, 3:27 AM · Listen to Hadelich's playing of his Violin Duo No. 3.

Also, he has recently played one of Bologne's violin concertos live, so watch for chances to see that yourself.

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