Tuesday, 21 June 2005

Enlightenment & the like

English and Related Literature - Eighteenth Century Information Sources

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library - Pietermaritzburg campus - Subject links
General subject gateways; Period studies; South African and postcolonial literature; Dictionaries; South African Organizations, etc.

Black History & Classical Music
Composers & Musicians of African Descent
George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)
Afro-British Violinist Accompanied by Beethoven
A persistent urban legend claims that Ludwig van Beethoven was Black! He was not. His ancestors were of Flemish and German descent. However, his Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, now called the "Kreutzer Sonata", was originally dedicated to the Afro-British violin virtuoso George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860).
Bridgetower had an African American father and a European mother. He was raised in London, and began his career as a violinist at age ten!

Paul's Humanities (mostly Latin) Links page ( romaine.home.pipeline.com/notes/humanities.html )
Related Links - Ancient Greek & Latin, and 18th Century work related to or inspired by the Classical spirit.

Guide to Dr. Samuel Johnson - Texts, biographies, writing and anecdotes

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