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Florence Price Is A Composer Who Always Should Have Been In The Canon

Musicologist Douglas Shadle: "Everything she was doing was musically mainstream but at the same time idiosyncratic.... Her music has kind of a luminous quality that strikes me as her own. Our understanding of American modernism of the 1930s and 1940s is not complete without Price’s contribution."
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