Hello everyone. I'm in a rush as usual, although this time it's a pleasant 'rush' as I'm going away for the weekend. Leaving in 30 minutes in fact and still need to pack. So...I wanted to quickly leave all
of you with an interesting and important recording-Florence Price was the first African-American female composer to be recognized seriously as a symphonist. Her music is in many ways "all-American", and not unlike William Grant Still she often incorporated 'negro' folk spirituals and other folk musics into her own works, which are delightful and substantial both. This Koch recording is fantastic from start to finish. I must run and thus cannot supply more info at this time. The mp3 files however do contain a bio about Price, that should help for now..
Enjoy this special release and good weekend to everyone!