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Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

Price: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

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Florence Price 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. 2 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 Dvorak and Coleridge-Taylor, she drew on the wellspring of Negro spirituals and vernacular dances, full of lyricism and syncopation. (Naxos)

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    • Number of Discs: 1
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    • Label: Naxos American Classics
    • UPC/Barcode: 636943982723
    • Item Number: 8559827