WUOL http://wfpl.org en Exploring the Works of Black Classical Musicians http://wfpl.org/post/exploring-works-black-classical-musicians <p>Classical music can be easily generalized as a white, European art form. But the last 150 years proves that it's an art that is more diverse and nuanced.</p><p>For example, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799), the son of a planter and his slave, was a virtuoso violinist and conductor of orchestras in Paris. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Beethoven wrote for the famous violinist named George </span>Bridgetower<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was of African and Polish ancestry. </span></p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Daniel Gilliam 8666 at http://wfpl.org Exploring the Works of Black Classical Musicians Strange Fruit: African-American Voices in Classical Music http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-african-american-voices-classical-music <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134092677&amp;color=951160&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/134092677&amp;color=951160&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wi Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:13:40 +0000 Laura Ellis 8539 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: African-American Voices in Classical Music How-To Festival Preview: Appreciating Classical Music http://wfpl.org/post/how-festival-preview-appreciating-classical-music <p></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Gilliam 5309 at http://wfpl.org How-To Festival Preview: Appreciating Classical Music