Heart of a Woman - 
      Rae Linda Brown
    
      Guthrie Ramsey
    
      Guthrie Ramsey
    
      Carlene J. Brown

Heart of a Woman

The Life and Music of Florence B. Price

; Guthrie Ramsey (Redaktør) ; Guthrie Ramsey (Forord) ; Carlene J. Brown (Innledning)

«Rae Linda Brown offers an in-depth and meticulously researched portrait of Florence B. Price. Brown expertly weaves the details of Price’s life with examinations of race, poverty and sexism in the musical and social history of her time. " --<i>Ms. Magazine</i>»

The Heart of a Woman offers the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works. Les mer
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The Heart of a Woman offers the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works. Price's twenty-five years in Chicago formed the core of a working life that saw her create three hundred works in diverse genres, including symphonies and orchestral suites, art songs, vocal and choral music, and arrangements of spirituals. Through interviews and a wealth of material from public and private archives, Rae Linda Brown illuminates Price's major works while exploring the considerable depth of her achievement. Brown also traces the life of the extremely private individual from her childhood in Little Rock through her time at the New England Conservatory, her extensive teaching, and her struggles with racism, poverty, and professional jealousies. In addition, Brown provides musicians and scholars with dozens of musical examples.
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Forlag: University of Illinois Press
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 336
ISBN: 9780252043239
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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«Rae Linda Brown offers an in-depth and meticulously researched portrait of Florence B. Price. Brown expertly weaves the details of Price’s life with examinations of race, poverty and sexism in the musical and social history of her time. " --<i>Ms. Magazine</i>»

«This is a real biography, not a data dump of a writer's note cards. . . . Her analyses of Price's major works are technically well done with useful musical examples that don't bog down in theoretical chloroform. . . . Like any good musical writer, she makes you want to hear the music itself." --<i>American Record Guide</i>»

«Highly recommended." --<i>Choice</i>»

«<i>"The Heart of a Woman</i> is a much needed and long awaited biography of Florence Price by the leading scholar—Dr. Rae Linda Brown—who devoted her career to carefully constructing the life history of this pathbreaking composer. Not only do we now have the go-to reference for the important dates and events in Price’s life along with the most comprehensive list and analyses of her works. Brown also places Price within the larger context of her times. Starting with the Civil War era and carefully excavating the history of life for African Americans during Reconstruction, the formation of the Jim Crow environment, the Harlem Renaissance and through the first half of the twentieth century, we learn the details of Price’s upbringing and formation of her career. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, one of the early principal centers for black achievement in the south, Price trained in the leading music conservatories in Boston, and moved on to a cosmopolitan life in Chicago—one of the primary destinations o»

«Brown recovers the legacy of a cultural hero while providing a fascinating glimpse of African American cultural life in the early twentieth century." --<i>Booklist</i>»

«A fascinating study of an overlooked Chicagoan, the first African American woman to have a musical composition played by a major orchestra, and the early stages of black feminism."--<i>Chicago Magazine</i>»

«<i>The Heart of a Woman</i> is a complex and engaging read of the life and music of Florence B. Price that illuminates how the cultural and intellectual lives of African Americans are deeply embedded in the tapestry of America’s social and musical history. Rae Linda Brown’s work extends beyond the conventional biography as it offers an analytical narrative that interrogates Price’s negotiation of the politics of race and gender, her role in advancing the black symphonic aesthetic, and her dedication to social change and racial equality on and off of the concert stage. The timeliness of this book and the revival of Price’s music are reflective of how the world’s consciousness has finally caught up with intellectual labor offered by both Florence Price and Rae Linda Brown.”—Tammy L. Kernodle, author of <i>Soul on Soul: The Life and Music of Mary Lou Williams</i>»

«<i>The Heart of a Woman</i> is a book that educates in the best way: by bringing to life in bold strokes Price, her contemporaries, and her times. As such, it stands as a fitting capstone to Brown's decades-long devotion to her subject and, more broadly, of giving voice to the rich complexity of the African American cultural experience." --<i>The Arts Fuse</i>»

CoverTitleCopyrightContentsForeword by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.AcknowledgmentsSourcesIntroductionPart I: Southern Roots1. Family Ties2. Little Rock: "The Negro Paradise"3. The Pursuit of Education: Elementary and High School4. The New England Conservatory of Music5. Return to Little Rock6. Clark University and MarriagePart II: The "Dean" of Negro Composers of the Midwest7. VeeJay and the Black Metropolis8. "My Soul's Been Anchored in de Lord"9. Black Satin Clothes at the Fair10. Spirituals to Symphonies: A Century of Progress11. The Symphony in E Minor12. O Sing a New Song13. The Piano Concerto in One Movement14. Performing Again15. Professional Recognition: Reconciling Gender, Class, and Race16. The WPA Years17. The Chicago Renaissance18. The Symphony No. 319. Final Years: The Heart of a WomanPostscriptAfterword by Carlene J. BrownNotesSelected BibliographyDiscographyFor Further ReadingIndexBack Cover
Rae Linda Brown was a professor at the University of Michigan and a professor and Robert and Marjorie Rawlins Chair of the Department of Music at the University of California, Irvine. She was the author of Music, Printed and Manuscript, in the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters: An Annotated Catalog. She died in 2017. Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Race Music: Black Cultures from Bebop to Hip-Hop and The Amazing Bud Powell: Black Genius, Jazz History, and the Challenge of Bebop.