Florence Price

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Florence Price

Post by lennygoran » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:05 am

I never heard of this woman-wouldn't mind listening to some of the works in the article when we get back from Florida. Len

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Re: Florence Price

Post by Rach3 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 am

Music of Florence Price, Albany cd, her Piano Concerto and Symphony in E Minor heard today :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ54dddRI08 ( Concerto )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgJ1Ok ... kjnaI&t=18 (Sym.)

Pleasant listening, if probably a one-hear for me.

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Re: Florence Price

Post by lennygoran » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:54 pm

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 am
Music of Florence Price, Albany cd, her Piano Concerto and Symphony in E Minor heard today :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ54dddRI08 ( Concerto )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jgJ1Ok ... kjnaI&t=18 (Sym.)

Pleasant listening, if probably a one-hear for me.
Thanks-will give it a try when we get back from lisbon and madrid. Len

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Re: Florence Price

Post by Belle » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:11 pm

That picture is stunning, Len!! As with Vienna, how do people in these old cities manage to live life without trees and shrubs? There isn't one in that picture and you often see this in Europe. I couldn't live without greenery. You'd know what I mean. At the moment Spring is here and our hundreds of trees are filled with beautiful, busy birds and their hungry babies.

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Re: Florence Price

Post by lennygoran » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:30 pm

Belle thanks-they do have plenty of castles-we saw a great one today just outside of lisbon! Len

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Re: Florence Price

Post by Rach3 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:37 am

Rach3 wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:03 am
Music of Florence Price, Albany cd, her Piano Concerto and Symphony in E Minor heard today :
Pleasant listening, if probably a one-hear for me.
Her brief 2nd Violin Concerto was a two-hear for me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUp3hICG3Og

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Re: Florence Price

Post by Modernistfan » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:17 pm

I heard some of her music yesterday, in particular her First Violin Concerto and the symphonic poem "The Oak." Her music is very well made but extremely conservative for the period; I could not hear a trace of jazz or ragtime, and could hear no influence of any contemporary idioms, such as neoclassicism. The major influences seem to be Brahms and Dvorak. It is interesting that European composers such as Ravel, Milhaud, Martinu, and Schulhoff were already mixing jazz with neoclassicism, but Ms. Price appeared to be immune to such influences.

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Re: Florence Price

Post by Rach3 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:29 pm

Modernistfan wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:17 pm
Her music is very well made but extremely conservative for the period; I could not hear a trace of jazz or ragtime, and could hear no influence of any contemporary idioms, such as neoclassicism.
I have not heard the 2 works you mentioned, but yes, conservative,nostagiac,often pastoral. I think there are some jazz, spiritual elements in her Piano Concerto and 1st Symphony in E minor.

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