Ludwig van Beethoven was a pianist, composer, and one of the most admired composer in Western music's history.
However, Beethoven was not Black because no evidence supports the claim.
However, there were a ton of unsung Black composers throughout history.
George Bridgetower Bridgetower was an Afro-European composer and violinist who stayed in England for most of his life.
Joseph Bologne Joseph was a virtuoso violinist, conductor, renowned champion fencer, and classical composer.
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English conductor and composer born in London in 1875.
William Grant Still William is popularly known for his first symphony called the Afro-American Symphony.
Florence Price By the time she was eleven years old, Price had her first composition published.