Florence Price

The Life, Compositions and Influence of a Black American Composer

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About the Book

Over the last decade or more, classical music programming has expanded to an unprecedented extent, now including works by less familiar composers and underappreciated works by familiar names. At the center of this recent trend has been the musical legacy of Florence B. Price, an African American woman originally from Arkansas, later spending her professional career on the south side of Chicago. The rediscovery of Price’s manuscripts in an abandoned rural house circa 2009, along with subsequent publishings, major label recordings, and Grammy Awards, has further fueled this new development. This new biography of Price also appraises her career and legacy.

About the Author(s)

William Farina is a retired real estate consultant for the federal government, now living in Evanston, Illinois. He has written books on Arthurian legend, early Christianity, the American Civil War, Shakespeare and baseball.

Bibliographic Details

William Farina
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2024
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9122-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5277-1
Imprint: McFarland