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Florence Price

Florence Beatrice Price (née Smith; April 9, 1887 – June 3, 1953) was an American classical composer, pianist, organist and music teacher. Price is noted as the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 9th, 1887 (Little Rock), Died June 3rd, 1953 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-99538 10-in. 2/4/1936 My soul's been anchored in the Lord Marian Anderson ; Kosti Vehanen Contralto vocal solo, with piano arranger  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Price, Florence," accessed October 22, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105585.

Price, Florence. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105585.

"Price, Florence." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 22 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105585

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