A Pleasant Thought
Composer, conductor, pianist, organist. Teacher, sister, mother, friend.
Florence Price (1887-1953) was one of the most active musicians of her generation and earned international renown for her orchestral and vocal compositions. Born into an affluent family in Little Rock Arkansas, Price gained her first exposure to classical music in salon-style gatherings at her family home. First taught by her mother, she showed excellent promise as a pianist and composer from a young age. Although she graduated as high school valedictorian at 16, emerging Jim Crow laws provided a pretext for Southern music academies to reject her, compelling her to seek admission at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Here is a recording of Allegretto https://soundcloud.com/carillonista/florence-price-allegretto