You'll Never Guess This Classical Musician's Dark Past

Last week, an old question circulated on Twitter: "Who is this black man? The Venetian violinist, composer, conductor and composer of classical music is said to have been inspired by the so-called "devil's trill," in which Satan, playing the violin, appears to the Venetians in the middle of the night.

Few composers can conjure up shades of grey and black for an orchestra with Anna's brilliance, but the tiny island nation of Iceland is disproportionately large in the classical scene. He mastered baroque idioms, I was more fascinated by a new classical music style that took Europe by storm. This particular type of syncopation did not exist in European classical music, and although there was percussive, dissonant playing at the time, it seemed fascinating and novel to a non-black listener.

Western classical music depends on people of color holding up their facades so that they can remain powerful. White classical musicians do not have to take in stories from other cultures and can work with other composers to explore their own people. They can go beyond what they have come to know as "white" and draw on the stories of the people they meet.

The 50 greatest pieces of classical music are a collection of classical works recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of David Parry. The 7,500 best classical music albums, including live albums and archives, are filtered, but there is only one album that is unique to this composer. The most famous composers of this time include Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Bach. Other famous names include Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Rachmaninoff, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Gershwin, Ellington and others.

The composer's compatriot treated Tchaikovsky's last symphony, which includes the heart - the painful pathetique, a treatment that no other composer could have made more entertaining. The symphonic dark prologue is divided into two parts, with the music played in the first half of the second half, the third and the last half. Nobody leads you better than Herbert von Karajan, and you listen to death.

One composer who made a significant contribution to spreading the more serious style of Mozart and Haydn was Jana Aek, a talented virtuoso pianist who tied Mozart to the musical duel of the emperors in which they performed their compositions. Beethoven did receive lessons from Haydns at the time, but there is no evidence that he was taught in the same way as Schönberg Berg or Webern. Instead, his music was interpreted by his pupils and pianists, with the help of his teacher, friend and son of Friedrich von Karajan.

It is impossible to draw a line between the two styles, and the individual parts of Mozart's work are just as different from the music written 80 years later. The next period in the history of music therefore found composers who tried to reconcile the expressive and formal aspects of music with a multitude of approaches that would have left a composer of earlier times completely baffled. Beethoven dealt with deafness, lived in the 19th century when few understood it, composed without hearing a single note and was impeded in his ability to work as a musician or even find a place to live. But the composer continued to write in a normative classical style, even though he was deaf and unable to hear.

Thank God there is less lack of imagination than ever, Beethoven has remarked to his publisher that his last string quartet was celebrated by generations of listeners as the pinnacle of Western civilisation. That's not to say that he didn't reward repeated listening, but he was older than the romantic, formal modernists.

Somewhat surprisingly, one can easily pick up on earlier contacts with this kind of music and see the sheer power of his works in the form of piano, violin, viola, cello and piano. The reason why someone like Reggie is a classical musician is that what we are certainly presented as "European music" simply appeals to us and makes us want to do it. It allows us to feel drawn to such a genius that can only come from a kind of superhuman presence. While most composers of color respond to a vocation, for Reggie this vocation means creating works of art with his own voice.

To think that the neglected realms of classical music and opera have somehow been freed from the resentment of racism would be, as Norman puts it, wrong: "To imagine that this rare realm of classical music and opera has somehow eliminated all resentment and racism.

Ludwig van Beethoven's image has been etched into our collective imagination, arguably more than any other composer, and contemporary accounts of his image describe the composer in a way that is stereotypically associated with people of African origin. While some claim that Haydn is in the shadow of Mozart and Beethoven, it is difficult to overestimate the importance of Beithoven's black heritage in the history of classical music and opera. As countless portraits of him show, he was not only a great composer, but also a powerful symbol of the blackness in music. There is no doubt that there are good arguments for his black ancestry, as the countless photographs and paintings of the artist show in his private life.