|Airtime||Composer and Work||Performer(s)||Album||Label||Link To Buy|
|0||Alexis Ffrench – Bluebird||Alexis Ffrench (piano)||Reborn||Sony||Presto|
|4.5||Galina Ustvolskaya Trio for clarinet, violin and piano 3rd Mvt||Harmen de Boer, Vera Beths, Reinbert de Leeuw||Ustvolskaya: Trio For Violin, Clarinet And Piano||hat[now]ART||Presto|
|11.06||Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 5||Artemis Quartet||Shostakovich: String Quartet Nos. 5, 7 & Piano Quintet||Erato||Presto|
|23.02||Sviridov – Snowstorm Troika and Waltz||The USSR TV and Radio Large Symphony Orchestra
|Gyorgy Sviridov: The Snowstorm, Pushkin’s Garland & Three Choruses||Alto||Presto|
|30.32||Galina Ustvolskaya – Composition No. 1 Dona Nobis Pacem||Schonberg Ensemble, Reinbert de Leeuw||Ustvolskaya: Compositions 1-3||Philips||Presto|
|38.21||Tischenko – Symphony No. 6 Echo||Valentina Yuzvenko (soprano), Elena Rubin (contralto) Symphony Orchestra of the USSR Ministry of Culture, Gennady Rozhdestvensky||Tishchenko: Symphony No. 6||Northern Flowers||Presto|
|44.28||Galina Ustvolskaya – Piano Sonata No. 6||Natalia Andreeva (piano)||Russian Piano Music Series Volume 11 – Galina Ustvolskaya||Divine Art Recordings||Presto|
|53.4||Florence Price – Dances In The Canebrakes Tropical Noon||William Chapman Nyaho (piano)]||Asa: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent (Volume 2)||MSR Classics||Presto|
|58.32||Roux – Preludes in African Rhythm Township Guitar||William Chapman Nyaho (piano)]||Asa: Piano Music by Composers of African Descent (Volume 2)||MSR Classics||Presto|
|1.04.19||Ylva Skog – Blood Moon from Moon Pieces||Ann Sofi Klingberg (piano)||Tarrodi & Skog: Piano Pieces||dB Productions||Presto|
|1.11.30||Rachel Leach – Out Of Town||Amy Van Walsum (soprano)||Out Of Town||Independent||Amyvanwalsum.com|
|1.15.47||Thea Musgrave – Suite o’ Bairnsongs||Amy Van Walsum (soprano)||Out Of Town||Independent||Amyvanwalsum.com|
|1.18.20||Elaine Hugh-Jones – Old Woman At The Flower Show (The Comford Cycle)||Amy Van Walsum (soprano)||Out Of Town||Independent||Amyvanwalsum.com|
|1.20.28||Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch I and II||Kotaro Fukuma (piano)||Takemitsu: Piano Music||Naxos||Presto|
One year ago today I heard the music of Florence Price for the first time and my world changed forever.
In my eyes Florence Price is simply the greatest composer of all time. It’s not just her music, which is the most beautiful I’ve ever heard, Florence Price fought against every possible prejudice and tackled every injustice. Her perseverance and stamina is astounding in addition to the wide range of mediums for which she wrote. Not only this but both she and I are mixed race women and I can’t help feel a connection. Florence Price is an inspiration, she will always be my role model and guiding light.
To celebrate this important anniversary I’m introducing a new monthly segment on my show called Fun With Florence. On the 4th week of every month, starting this Tuesday, I’ll be playing one of her incredible pieces and talking about this phenomenal person. I’ll be exploring her life, work, accomplishments and the myriad of reasons why she inspires me and many other people around the world.
On Tuesday I’m starting with a very special recording from pianist and fellow Price champion Samantha Ege.
In the meantime the first piece of Florence Price I heard was her Symphony in. E Minor.