Open Ears: The Trailblazing Journey of Rudolph Dunbar
Explore the life of Rudolph Dunbar, the first Black man to conduct the Berlin and London Philharmonics, his fight for racial equality, and his mysterious career decline.
Gay Guerilla: Julius Eastman Comes to Los Angeles
This article explores the life and work of Julius Eastman, a gay Black American composer who fused jazz and classical music. It discusses his struggle with identity, his unique compositions, and his posthumous recognition.
Open Ears: Get to Know “the Dean of Black Women Composers”
Explore the life of Undine Smith Moore, a significant 20th-century composer and teacher of spirituals, known as "the Dean of Black Women Composers".
Nora Holt: Free-Spirited Composer of the Harlem Renaissance
Explore the life of Nora Douglas Holt, a pioneering African-American composer, singer, and critic from the Harlem Renaissance, whose contributions to music remain largely unappreciated.
Open Ears: The Resurrection of Florence B. Price
Explore the life and legacy of Florence B. Price, the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, in this Open Ears series by KUSC.
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