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What can the story of a 19th century African American composer teach us about Accomplishment?

Sir Michael Barber and British pianist and musicologist Dr Samantha Ege discuss Florence Price and the lessons we can all learn from her remarkable life. Florence was a classical composer, pianist and music teacher who became the first African-American to have a composition played by a major orchestra. She faced many obstacles but her passion and perseverance drove her. As a student, Samantha Ege defied academic advice and pursued her fascination with Florence Price’s music. Now she is seeing a surge of interest in the composer’s work and discusses why Florence’s story matters today. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.