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A fresh arrangement

Florence Price at the PianoUniversity of Arkansas

August 27, 2019

Florence Price's Piano Concerto has only been performed a handful of times. Pianist Michelle Cann wants to change that, and she commissioned a new version for piano quintet. It's intimate and powerful, and we can't wait to share it with you. On today's show, hear this new arrangement of the Piano Concerto by Florence Price.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johannes Brahms: Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119, No. 1
Joyce Yang, piano
The Frederic Chopin Society (Live)
MPR 091108

Franz Schubert: Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen" for Flute and Piano in E Minor, D. 802
Demarre McGill, flute; Joyce Yang, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Astor Piazzolla: Tangazo
Houston Symphony; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Houston Symphony, Jones Hall, Houston, TX

John Stevens: Seasons Movement 2 Summer
Tom Hooten, trumpet; Jennifer Marotta, trumpet; Gail Williams, French horn; Michael Mulcahy, trombone; Craig Knox, tuba
The Hunter Hereford Ranch, Moose, WY

Hour 2

Florence Beatrice Price: Five Folksongs in Counterpoint Movement 1 Calvary
Apollo Chamber Players
Apollo Chamber Players: Blurred Boundaries
Navona 6038

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata No 12 in F Major, K 332
Francesco Piemontesi, piano
The Frederic Chopin Society, Mairs Concert Hall, Macalester College, St Paul, MN

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
Jacksonville Symphony; Courtney Lewis, conductor
Jacksonville Symphony, Jacoby Symphony Hall, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville, FL

Florence Price (arr. Boris Vayner): Piano Concerto in One Movement
Michelle Cann, piano; Geoffrey Herd, violin; Shawn Moore, violin; Colin Brookes, viola; Max Geissler, cello
Geneva Music Festival, Froelich Hall, Gearan Center for the Performing Arts, Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY