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Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto

Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto

Florence Price (1887–1953)

Florence B. Price (1887–1953)

Photo credit: Photograph of Florence Price, used with permission. Picture Collection, #3062. Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

The third issue in the series Recorded Music of the African Diaspora, released in Fall 2011, features premiere recordings of two works by Florence B. Price (1887–1953): her first symphony, Symphony in E Minor (1932), and her Concerto in One Movement for piano (1934). The score and parts for the concerto, which were lost, have been reconstructed for this project by composer Trevor Weston based on existing two- and three-piano versions prepared by Price. The works have been recorded by the Center's New Black Music Repertory Ensemble conducted by Leslie Dunner and featuring pianist Karen Walwyn.

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Leslie Dunner
Leslie Dunner
Karen Walwyn
Karen Walwyn

Previews

“Dancing through the Night’s Desire” (2004), by Evelyn Patricia Terry

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Cover art: “Dancing through the Night’s Desire” (2004), by Evelyn Patricia Terry, used by permission of the artist. To view more work in the Magic Series, please visit the artist’s website at evelyn​patricia​terry.com.

Concerto in One Movement for piano


I. Moderato


II. Adagio


III. Allegretto

Symphony in E Minor


I. Allegro non troppo


II. Largo, Maestoso


III. Allegro


IV. Presto

Reconstructing the Concerto