Triggered by Beethoven: The Cultural Politics of Racial Resentment, by Brenton Sanderson – The Unz Review

2020 was meant to be a year of celebration for Beethoven who was baptized 250 years ago (his exact date of birth is unknown) in Bonn on December 17, 1770. COVID-19 prompted the cancelation of commemorative concerts of Beethoven’s music, but the pandemic didn’t quell efforts by anti-White activists to attack the composer’s reputation and dominant place in the cultural pantheon of the West. Rather than a year full of performances of the great composer’s sonatas, string quartets, concertos and symphonies, 2020 saw repeated attacks on Beethoven for the crime of being a White male genius and for embodying the

Source: Triggered by Beethoven: The Cultural Politics of Racial Resentment, by Brenton Sanderson – The Unz Review

~ by affliction-magazinedotcom on March 25, 2021.

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