Music and Conversation with John Jeter

February 22, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Portrait of Florence Price Later in Life Looking at the Camera. Florence Beatrice Smith Price Papers Addendum (MC 988a), box 2, folder 1, item 5. Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

John Jeter (Photo: Nicole Jeter)

Oliver Camacho interviews the music director of Arkansas’s Fort Smith Symphony on Florence Price and how her music may be the key to diversifying the canon. With examples from John Jeter’s discography of Florence Price’s orchestral works including the Symphony No. 3; Ethiopia’s Shadow in America, and The Mississippi River.

Listen to Music and Conversation with John Jeter.

Playlist

Florence Price: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (1940)
I. Andante — Allegro
III. Juba
IV. Scherzo. Finale
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
John Jeter, conductor
Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 3
Naxos 8.559897

Florence Price: Ethiopia’s Shadow in America (1932)
I. The Arrival of the Negro in America when first brought here as a slave: Introduction and Allegretto
II. His Resignation and Faith: Andante
III. His Adaptation, A fusion of his native and acquired impulses: Allegro
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
John Jeter, conductor
Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 3
Naxos 8.559897

Florence Price: The Mississippi River (1934)
ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
John Jeter, conductor
Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony No. 3
Naxos 8.559897

Florence Price: Symphony No. 1 in E minor (1932)
II. Largo, maestoso
Fort Smith Symphony
John Jeter, conductor
Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony Nos. 1 and 4
Naxos 8.559827

Florence Price: Symphony No. 4 in D minor (1945)
I. Tempo moderato
Fort Smith Symphony
John Jeter, conductor
Florence Beatrice Price: Symphony Nos. 1 and 4
Naxos 8.559827