Florence-B-Price

Florence B Price (1887-1953)
Price was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. (The Chicago Symphony premiered her Symphony in E minor in 1933.) Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Price’s music draws on her southern roots. Her friendships with writer Langston Hughes and contralto Marian Anderson led to notable collaborations.

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