Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953) Symphony 3 / Mississippi River Suite/ The Oak


(San Francisco Bay) Women’s Philharmonic
Apo Hsu, Artistic Director & Conductor

Catalogue Number: ALC 1461
Number of Discs: 1CD
Date/Runtime: 69:56 DDD, 2001
Barcode: 5055354414619


“this first important black female composer has become celebrated recently as we discover her works. This includes her best Symphony and major Suite” (Alto)… *“history bears down on the opening of the Third Symphony … big moments where Price clearly feels the burden of the African American experience but allows it to fuel her soul. It’s easy to forget that she’s a contemporary of George Gershwin. In fact, (he) attended the premiere of Price’s Symphony No.1. So how do we tell this story, recognising on the one hand … she’s been neglected in this historiography, but … also she’s very much a part of the American symphonic scene?” (*Gramophone)

1. The Oak (c. 1934) [12:37]
2. Mississippi River Suite (c. 1934) [27:44]
(The river and songs of those dwelling upon its banks)
Stand Still Jordan • Deep River • Go Down Moses •
Lalotte • Steamboat Bill • River Song •
Nobody Knows de Trouble I Seen
Symphony No. 3 in C Minor (1940) [29:28]
3. Andante 10:37
4. Andante ma non troppo 8:34
5. Juba: Allegro 5:06
6. Scherzo: Finale 5:02

Additional information

Weight 120 g
Dimensions 12.2 × 13.5 × 2 cm