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WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF 34 FLORENCE PRICE WORKS ON THESE CDS/2CDs FOR THE PRICE OF ONE CD/Following her pioneering set of Amy Beach's complete piano music on Guild, fellow American, Kirsten Johnson turns her attention to the piano music of Florence Price, with this generous selection. Florence (Smith) Price was a pianist first and foremost. Born on April 9, 1887, in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was taught the piano by her mother from a young age, playing in her first piano recital at the age of four and having her first composition published at eleven. She went on to study organ, piano and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston, graduating as a double major with a teacher's diploma in piano and a soloist's diploma in organ. After her studies, Florence returned to Arkansas to teach music at local colleges, and after several years moved to Atlanta to lecture at Clark University. In 1912 she moved back to Arkansas upon her marriage to Thomas Price and set up a piano studio. Price wrote masterfully for piano, leaving a significant contribution to the mainstream piano repertoire. She died of a stroke on June 3, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. Her music and legacy live on. Kirsten Johnson has released 22 discs of solo piano music, including the complete piano music of Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Benjamin Carr and James Hewitt. Her career as a recording artist was launched with the release of Këngë - Albanian Piano Music, in 2003, soon followed by a second disc of this amazing repertoire, Rapsodi.
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF 34 FLORENCE PRICE WORKS ON THESE CDS/2CDs FOR THE PRICE OF ONE CD/Following her pioneering set of Amy Beach's complete piano music on Guild, fellow American, Kirsten Johnson turns her attention to the piano music of Florence Price, with this generous selection. Florence (Smith) Price was a pianist first and foremost. Born on April 9, 1887, in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was taught the piano by her mother from a young age, playing in her first piano recital at the age of four and having her first composition published at eleven. She went on to study organ, piano and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston, graduating as a double major with a teacher's diploma in piano and a soloist's diploma in organ. After her studies, Florence returned to Arkansas to teach music at local colleges, and after several years moved to Atlanta to lecture at Clark University. In 1912 she moved back to Arkansas upon her marriage to Thomas Price and set up a piano studio. Price wrote masterfully for piano, leaving a significant contribution to the mainstream piano repertoire. She died of a stroke on June 3, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. Her music and legacy live on. Kirsten Johnson has released 22 discs of solo piano music, including the complete piano music of Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Benjamin Carr and James Hewitt. Her career as a recording artist was launched with the release of Këngë - Albanian Piano Music, in 2003, soon followed by a second disc of this amazing repertoire, Rapsodi.
5065002170286

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Format: CD
Label: GUILD
Rel. Date: 06/17/2022
UPC: 5065002170286

Florence Price Piano Music
Artist: Kirsten Johnson
Format: CD
New: Available $17.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Ticklin' Toes
2. Dances in the Canebrakes Nimble Feet
3. Tropical Noon
4. Silk Hat and Walking Cane
5. Preludes Allegro Moderato
6. Andantino Cantabile
7. Allegro Molto
8. Allegretto Con Tenerezza Wistful
9. Allegro
10. To a Certain Pair of Newlyweds
11. A Day in the Life of a Washerwoman Morning
12. Dreaming at the Washtub
13. A Gay Moment
14. Evening Shade
15. Honeysuckle a Southern Sky
16. Rainbow Waltz
17. A Hillside
18. Dream Boat
19. In the Land O' Cotton
20. At the Cotton Gin
21. Dreaming
22. Song Without Words
23. Dance
24. Barcarolle
25. At Our House the Washing Machine
26. Practice Time
27. Tip-Toe to the Cookie Jar
28. The Goblin and the Mosquito
29. Cherry Blossoms in Her Hair Debutante Waltz
30. Sonata in E minor Andante Allegro
31. Andante
32. Scherzo Allegro
33. Placid Lake
34. Jig Jog
35. Honeysuckle at Dusk
36. Song Without Words Pleading
37. Whirl Away Waltz
38. On a Quiet Lake
39. Song Without Words in a Major
40. Dark Pool
41. Coquette
42. Reverie
43. Bayou Dance
44. Andante
45. Memory Mist
46. Cabin Capers
47. On a Summer's Eve

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WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS OF 34 FLORENCE PRICE WORKS ON THESE CDS/2CDs FOR THE PRICE OF ONE CD/Following her pioneering set of Amy Beach's complete piano music on Guild, fellow American, Kirsten Johnson turns her attention to the piano music of Florence Price, with this generous selection. Florence (Smith) Price was a pianist first and foremost. Born on April 9, 1887, in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was taught the piano by her mother from a young age, playing in her first piano recital at the age of four and having her first composition published at eleven. She went on to study organ, piano and composition at the New England Conservatory in Boston, graduating as a double major with a teacher's diploma in piano and a soloist's diploma in organ. After her studies, Florence returned to Arkansas to teach music at local colleges, and after several years moved to Atlanta to lecture at Clark University. In 1912 she moved back to Arkansas upon her marriage to Thomas Price and set up a piano studio. Price wrote masterfully for piano, leaving a significant contribution to the mainstream piano repertoire. She died of a stroke on June 3, 1953, in Chicago, Illinois. Her music and legacy live on. Kirsten Johnson has released 22 discs of solo piano music, including the complete piano music of Amy Beach, Arthur Foote, Benjamin Carr and James Hewitt. Her career as a recording artist was launched with the release of Këngë - Albanian Piano Music, in 2003, soon followed by a second disc of this amazing repertoire, Rapsodi.
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