Florence Beatrice Price

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Born: 9 April 1887 — Little Rock, Arkansas — USA
Died: 3 June 1953 — Chicago, Illinois — USA
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i loved her music to bad she died I will never forget her famous songs.

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Florence Price was the first African American woman to achieve prominence as a composer of classical music. Her Symphony in E Minor won the Wanamaker competition in 1932 and was premiered by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Price produced over 300 works, including symphonies, chamber works and arrangements of spirituals.

Three works of Florence Price have been recorded by the Women’s Philharmonic, led by Conductor Apo Hsu, on Koch International Classics 3-7518-2 H1 (2001). "The Oak" is a 12-minute piece which recalls African American spirituals. "The Mississippi River Suite" (27:50) is a 1934 work subtitled "The river and the songs of those dwelling upon its banks". "Symphony No. 3 in C Minor" (29:28) was completed in 1940. It was premiered by the Michigan WPA Orchestra, conducted by Valter Poole.

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    Sun 27 Apr: Godelieve Shrama + Wouter Snoei Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Amsterdam
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    (1918) Sergey Prokofiev: Premiere of the Classical Symphony in D major op. 25, in St. Petersburg, Russia, with Prokofiev conducting.
    (1945) Olivier Messiaen: Premiere of Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine, in Paris, France.
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    [details ←] Sonata in E Minor, piano,
    [details ←] Four Songs, vocal,
    [details ←] In Quiet Mood, organ,
    [details ←] Two Songs, vocal,
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