The 2018 Winter Olympics are here, and for some of us at WCRB, that means one thing: figure skating. No surprise there - we'll take any excuse to watch the world's top athletes perform gorgeous programs to (mostly) classical music.
By her own admission, composer Florence Price had two strikes against her.
"To begin with I have two handicaps – those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins," is how she began a 1943 letter to Serge Koussevitzky, the revered conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She added later, "I would like to be judged on merit alone."