African-American Women Composers

February 10, 2020. Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, WRTI’s Classical Album of the Week is devoted to the neglected symphonies of Florence Price, who was the first African-American woman to have a large-scale symphonic work performed by a major orchestra.

June 10, 2019. Four Women is not just the debut album of pianist Samantha Ege, it’s a window onto a labor of love. A British artist of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, Ege has dedicated the last several years of her life to amplifying under-represented women composers—both Europeans and African-Americans— inlcuding Florence Price, Vítězslava Kaprálová, Ethel Bilsland, and Margaret Bonds.