The Great Composer Quiz – September 23, 2020
This Great Composer, whose music is largely known for its “uplifting” qualities, invested repeatedly in one of the leading slave trade companies of the time. Hint: It was not Wagner, whose racism was so sordid and vile, he doesn’t even make for a challenging Quiz about one of the most racist-entrenched institutions left in modern society, classical music. Second hint: It was not Beethoven, whose music has been dragged through the racist mud so often it now represents, for many, the crowning achievement of white supremacy. So, having eliminated two possible answers, the question remains, who was this slave trader, this Great Composer?