Stravinsky's defiant apartheid-era concert
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Stravinsky in South Africa: The composer who defied apartheid

When celebrated Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky visited South Africa in 1962, he defied racist laws to conduct a concert to a black audience.

One of the audience members, now in his nineties, remembers that night and how it changed the course of his life.

You can hear The Documentary: Stravinsky in South Africa on BBC World Service radio on Tuesday 25 July, in which a rediscovered recording of the concert will be broadcast for the first time.

Video journalist: Chris Parkinson

  • 25 Jul 2017
  • From the section Africa
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