Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Why Is Classical Music a White Man's Game?

When you stop to think about it, how often have you played (or even heard) a piece of music by anyone other than the stereotypical dead (or living) caucasion composer? There are hundreds of works out there by highly talented and respected black composers and musicians but aside from jazz music, can you name even a single one? On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer published an article by Richard Greene titled "Muting some notable work ." This brief essay lays out in simple terms this very fact, and that black classical composers are getting a raw deal as a result.

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