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BEETHOVEN WAS BLACK AND THEY HAD ME THINKING HE WAS WHITE

BEETHOVEN WAS BLACK AND THEY HAD ME THINKING HE WAS WHITE

BEETHOVEN WAS BLACK AND THEY HAD ME THINKING HE WAS WHITE
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BEETHOVEN WAS BLACK AND THEY HAD ME THINKING HE WAS WHITE THIS ENTIRE TIME! So I have recently seen somewhere that Beethoven was black, and I thought, stop playing. BUT THEN I RESEARCHED IT.

Odds are he was indeed black! However I couldn’t find SOLID proof of this. Specifically here’s what I found. Beethoven was said to be of mulatto complexion and described as such by many people of the time, a notable person, Prince Anton Esterhazy, described Beethoven as someone of Moorish descent. Historians have also come to a general consensus that he indeed had Moorish blood.

It’s been claimed that either his Mother was a Moor leading to Beethoven having a darker complexion, or that his Father was a Moorish descendant, which could have lead to his darker complexion. Either way, he indeed had Moorish blood running through his veins.

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That being said, rather than focus on controversy, we the, BLKThought team, thought it would be nice to also share CONFIRMED black composers! So scroll on to see a few of them!

violinist George Bridgetower
George Bridgetower playlist here!
Chevalier De St. George
Chevalier de St. George spotify playlist here!
Samuel Coleridge Taylor
Samuel tracks on spotify here!
Amanda Aldridge
Link to an Amanda Aldridge song here!

Sources below!

https://www.blackhistory.com/2018/06/ludwig-van-beethoven-classical-musician-was-black-man-mother-moor.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-beethoven-black-and-why-might-be-wrong-question-ask-180975159/

https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/was-black-twitter-debates-african-heritage/

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/transition.112.117?seq=1

More articles here!

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