|Photo of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - A centennial celebration|
Classical music is the popular art music from the classical period, so of course also black people gave it a try. And with success. Because it's still BHM in the UK, a look at some of the European stars of past and present.
First, violists George Bridgetower and Joseph Emidy who wowed the audiences in 19th century. Next, the famous composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who in 20th century was called the "African Mahler". And as a bonus the remarkable story of UK's Chi-Chi Nwanoku, the 100 meter track star who became a classical double bass player and a presenter on BBC Radio 3. And to end, an overview of Britain’s Paul Gladstone Reid, who talks about how black people influenced classical music in Europe.