Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto
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.
Concerto in One Movement for piano
Symphony in E Minor
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Largo, Maestoso
Reconstructing the Concerto
Trevor Weston's orchestration of the opening bars of Florence Price's Concerto in One Movement, as performed by the New BMRE. Compare with Price's two-piano version: