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Listen now: African American composers

Classical IPR has curated an on-demand playlist of music by African American composers.

The playlist includes spirituals, symphonies, opera, music for the theater, concertos, piano pieces and selections from films and video games.

With music by composers from Michael Abels to Zenobia Powell Perry, this playlist offers a bird's-eye view of classical music written by American composers of African descent. 

Listen on demand below or in the Spotify app on your computer or mobile devices.

Dr. Amanda Sewell is IPR's music director.