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Violinist Who Made Premiere Recording Of Florence Price Works Comes To Sacramento | Capital Public Radio

Kevin Doherty, Capital Public Radio Courtesy of Er-Gene Kahng. Featured Image 1933 composer Florence Price became the first African American woman to have her composition premiered by a major American orchestra, the Chicago Symphony. Highly respected during her career, Price’s name and music became increasingly obscure over time. That began to change last year when a recording of two long-lost Price concertos was released. The violinist featured on the CD is Er-Gene Kahng, who has devoted a great deal of study to Price’s life and legacy. Here’s how Kahng describes Price’s distinctly American musical style. “She thought about ways in […]

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Leontyne Price, Legendary Diva, Is a Movie Star at 90 | The New York Times COLUMBIA, Md. — The soprano Leontyne Price, who retired from singing 20 years ago, assumed that the triumphs of her illustrious career were behind her. Not so. At 90, Ms. Price has become an unlikely movie star.

COLUMBIA, Md. — The soprano Leontyne Price, who retired from singing 20 years ago, assumed that the triumphs of her illustrious career were behind her. Not so. At 90, Ms. Price has become an unlikely movie star.

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