A program that illuminates the music and legacy of Florence Price, one of America’s pioneering but nearly forgotten composers. Host Terrance McKnight takes a biographical look at Price’s symphonic music, songs, and works for piano and organ. The hour-long documentary includes archival interview tape of composer Margaret Bonds talking about her friendship with Price and Marian Anderson’s performances of Price’s music recorded during “The Bell Telephone Hour,” a popular musical showcase in the 1940-1960s. A production of WQXR.
Listen to The Price of Admission: A Musical Biography of Florence Price.