Curious City: Who is Florence Price? (Audio and Text)

WBEZ Curious City received a question from listener and musician Shari Ebert about the life of Florence Price.

In 2009, a couple renovating an abandoned house was surprised when they found pages and pages of handwritten music and notes — all belonging to Florence Price. It took scholars a decade to sift through and organize these papers. A few years ago, the musical works in this discovery started to be released to the world so Price is beginning to be known more widely.  Symphonies everywhere — like Shari’s — are playing her music. 

For Curious City, I tell Price’s story and her impact on classical music. 

Florence Price was one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century. Until recently, she was overlooked.


September 26, 2022


Arts & Culture, Audio