Canceling Verdi

Should classical music be “decolonized”?

“Cancel culture” is real. Important figures of history—Theodore Roosevelt, Queen Victoria and even Gandhi—have either had their statues pulled down or called to be pulled down. One would think one realm of Western historical heritage would be safer: classical music, which has for hundreds of years enriched the lives of people in cultures around the world. But even classical music isn’t immune.

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