FANTASIE NÈGRE: THE PIANO MUSIC OF FLORENCE PRICE
Price had faith that a very beautiful and very American music could emerge from the melting pot, just as, she believed, the nation itself had done. This album explores the melting pot metaphor in Price’s kaleidoscopic pianism, with pieces that display euphonic blends of African American folksongs and German Romanticism, light sketches of fleeting moods and moments, and vivid snapshots that burst with French Impressionistic colour.
FOUR WOMEN: MUSIC FOR SOLO PIANO BY PRICE, KAPRALOVA, BILSLAND AND BONDS
4.5/5 ★ "Stunning piano music by four neglected female composers."
Lisa MacKinney - Limelight
"Samantha Ege is to be congratulated, not only for her insightful interpretation, particularly in the works of Bilsland and Bonds, but for her goal to bring the music of these composers to greater public awareness."
Judith Mabary - International Alliance for Women in Music
"Ege understands these pieces on a fundamental level, and her rapport with the music comes shining through in her playing."
Meg Wilhoite - Sound Meets Sound
“Beyond the significant historiographical effort of Four Women, the project highlights the piano itself as a musical shapeshifter, and Ege as an immensely creative soloist.”
Cara Search - Sybaritic Singer
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