Join Rita Dove, poet, writer, and former United States Poet Laureate, for a conversation with Robinson McClellan, Assistant Curator of Music, inspired in part by the Morgan’s collection. Dove’s deeply researched and vividly imagined book Sonata Mulattica is a biography in verse of the nineteenth-century violinist and composer George Bridgetower. Known in part as the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s iconic “Kreutzer” violin sonata, Bridgetower’s long career spanned a pivotal age, from the eighteenth-century palace of Prince Esterhazy to mid-nineteenth-century London.
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