Rediscovering a black violin virtuoso

Patricia Morrisroe, writing for The New York Times, relates the fascinating life story of George Bridgetower, the son of an African father and German-Polish mother who became a celebrated violinist in the late-18th century, sometime friend of Beethoven and original dedicatee of the composer’s best-known violin sonata, the “Kreutzer:”

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