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Florence Price - Symphonies 1 & 4 | Naxos - American Classics 8559827

Florence Price - Symphonies 1 & 4

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559827

Barcode: 0636943982723

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 11th January 2019

Contents

Artists

Fort Smith Symphony

Conductor

John Jeter

Works

Price, Florence

Symphony no.1 in E minor
Symphony no.4 in D minor

Artists

Fort Smith Symphony

Conductor

John Jeter

About

Florence Price was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and studied at the New England Conservatory, but it was in Chicago that her composing career accelerated. The concert in 1933 at which her Symphony No.1 in E minor was premiered was the first time a major American orchestra had performed a piece written by an African American woman. Influenced by Dvořák and Coleridge-Taylor, she drew on the wellspring of Negro spirituals and vernacular dances, full of lyricism and syncopation. The Symphony No.4 in D minor demonstrates her tight ensemble writing, her distinct sense of orchestral colour, her Ellingtonian ‘jungle style’ language and her penchant for the ‘juba’ dance.

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