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A fresh take on Florence Price

Florence Price at the PianoUniversity of Arkansas

August 31, 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. On today's show, hear this new arrangement of the Piano Concerto by Florence Price.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Traditional (arr. David Chernaik): Se Te Adoro e Te Prefiro
Lorna Anderson, soprano; Apollo Chamber Players
Sempre Amor: Portuguese Love Songs from the Romantic Age
London Independent Records NA

Mason Bates: Elements
Emma Resmini, flute; Hugh Sung, piano
PT Young Artist in Residence, Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Piano Puzzler: This week's contestant is Christina Stone from Houston, TX

Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110
Apollo Chamber Players
Apollo Chamber Players, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH), Houston, TX

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