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Interview: NPR - All Things Considered
'The Black Horn': Blowing Past Classical Music's Color Barriers


Robert Lee Watt fell in love with the French horn at an early age. He met a lot of resistance from people who thought his background and his race made a career with the instrument unlikely — but he went on to become the first African-American French hornist hired by a major symphony in the United States.


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