by Kristin Franseen
"The strange reception history of Antonio Salieri’s life and career shows how the same piece of gossip can reflect an immediate historical context but also adopt a variety of shifting (and often historically contradictory) meanings."
SOURCE: New York Times
by Kira Thurman
In the wake of World War II many Black American classical composers found welcoming audiences in Europe, but their experiences should not overshadow the ways European cultural institutions have marginalized domestic Black artists.
SOURCE: The Guardian
"Wagner’s tale of the corrupting power of the golden Ring matches Marx’s musings on the “perverting power” of money."
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The world of classical music is overdue for a reckoning with racist gatekeeping by institutions that have excluded Black composers and musicians.
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