Thursday, November 17, 2011 Pre-Order CD 'Florence Price, Symphony in E Minor & Concerto in One Movement,' for Dec. 1

[TOP: Florence B. Price (Photo credit: Photograph of Florence Price, used with permission. Picture Collection, #3062. Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.) BOTTOM: Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement, Symphony in E Minor; Albany Records 1295 (2011)]

Florence Beatrice Smith Price (1887-1953) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works Lists by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, The Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) at Columbia College Chicago is collaborating with Albany Records on the series Recorded Music of the African Diaspora. This is the third volume to be released. has begun accepting pre-orders for the CD, in advance of the scheduled release date, Dec. 1, 2011.

The third issue in the series Recorded Music of the African Diaspora, due for release in Fall 2011, features premiere recordings of two works by Florence B. Price (1887–1953): her first symphony, Symphony in E Minor (1932), and her Concerto in One Movement for piano (1934). The score and parts for the concerto, which were lost, have been reconstructed for this project by composer Trevor Weston based on existing two- and three-piano versions prepared by Price. The works have been recorded by the Center's New Black Music Repertory Ensemble conducted by Leslie Dunner and featuring pianist Karen Walwyn.

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