Performance Today

Rediscovering Florence Price

Price's Concerto in One Movement was premiered by pianist Margaret Bonds under the direction of Maestro Ebba Sundstrom with the Women's Symphony Orchestra of Chicago at the 1933-34 World's Fair in Chicago.florenceprice.org

February 01, 2018

Every day during Black History Month, we'll highlight an African American composer or musician. On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear about composer Florence Price, and a story about how a treasure trove of her work was rediscovered.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 43 in A-flat Major, HOB XVI/43: Movement 3 Presto
Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol 1
Hyperion 67554

Isaac Albeniz (arr. Enrique Fernando Arbos): Navarra
RTE National Symphony Orchestra; Duncan Ward, conductor
National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major , Hob. I:94, 'Surprise'
Michael Brown, piano; Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Erin Keefe & Danbi Um, violins; Richard O'Neill, viola; Mihai Marica, cello
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Black History Spotlight: Florence Price

Florence Price: Negro Folk Songs in Counterpoint
Robert Simonds and Kimberly Tichenor, violins; Meghan Casper, viola; Allison Braid Olsen, cello
String Quartet from the Louisville Orchestra, 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville, Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY

Hour 2

Johannes Brahms: Two Intermezzos, Op. 118, Nos. 1 & 4
Lang Lang, piano
Haydn, Rachmaninov, Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Telarc 80524

Peter Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Jesters, from 'The Snow Maiden, Op. 12'
Baltic Sea Youth Orchestra; Kristjan Jarvi, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Lang Lang, piano; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor
Cincinnatii Symphony Orchestra, Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Radiohead (arr. Sybarite5): Weird Fishes
sybarite5: Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; Louis Levitt, bass
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI

Radiohead (arr. Sybarite5): No Surprises
sybarite5: Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; Louis Levitt, bass
Interlochen Presents, Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall, Interlochen, MI