BLACK CLASSICAL MUSIC: THE FORGOTTEN HISTORY
In this documentary, Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein explore the lives and works of some remarkable men and women, people who achieved greatness despite the many hurdles that were placed in their way because of their race, and whose stories and compositions deserve a much wider audience.
In bringing these neglected biographies to light, Lenny and Suzy will also open a window onto the societies and historical eras they lived in. And investigate how the classical music world became 'white- washed' of diversity by musicologists and historians, whether by intent or oversight. This is the real Hidden History of Classical Music.
Presenters Lenny Henry and Suzy Klein
Director Guy Evans
Exec Producer Angela Ferreira
Douglas Road Productions
BBC TV 90 mins 2020
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