Joseph Bologne violin concerto
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.
Is this the same guy who invented luncheon meat?
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.
As Chevalier de Saint Georges he is quite well known - no Bologne(y)!
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.
This is not spam...a very worthwhile composer!
Listen to Hadelich's playing of his Violin Duo No. 3.