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April 12th, 2017

standard Classical music ‘excludes’ composers from minorities

Eleanor Alberga spoke about 'a hesitancy or even condescension in welcoming black people as part of the classical music family' Credit: Guy Levy

Eleanor Alberga spoke about ‘a hesitancy or even condescension in welcoming black people as part of the classical music family’
Credit: Guy Levy

Composers from minority groups are “effectively silenced” because they do not fit into classical music’s “inner club”, a composer has said.

Eleanor Alberga said the classical music world is “not very inclusive and I suspect there are wider issues here, like unconscious racism and class”.

Jamaica-born Alberga said most of her commissions came for projects with a “racial agenda” such as slavery. Full story.

Ian Youngs (BBC News) / October 20, 2016

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