Rachel Barton Pine: Discovering Forgotten Black Composers

Acclaimed violinist, Rachel Barton Pine, has spent nearly 20 years searching for music written by forgotten Black composers.  And more than 350 composers spanning four centuries have been cataloged.  A lot has never been published or was published but is long out of print because of historical discrimination, says Pine.

“My primary motivation is to inspire young African American students that classical music is part of their history, and they are an important part of classical music’s future.” — Rachel Barton Pine

Music by Black Composers and Coloring Book of Black Composers can be found on her website, the Music by Black Composers website listed under sources below. An amazing list of questions about Black composers from her coloring book can be found there, too.



Violinist inspiring others by celebrating the work of black composers – Rachel Barton Pine has spent years researching the classic musical created over the past four centuries by black…  www.cbsnews.com

Music By Black Composers.org/resources/coloring book: https://www.musicbyblackcomposers.org/resources/coloring-book/

Coloring Book of Black Composers


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