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  1. Apr 2019
    1. While Price was quite proud of her accomplishments, she always felt like there was a limitation on the reception of her music, because of her race and because of her gender,”

      True at the time. What is great now is her work being discovered and is now inspiring other composers/musicians.

    2. diversify their programming, the Boston Symphony replied that, while it was working on the problem, audiences still wanted to hear “specifically the universal masterworks composed between 1600 and the mid-1900s.”

      Diversity is important, however it is not what everyone wants.

    3. the manuscripts that were discovered nine years ago, now in the University of Arkansas library with many of her other papers, are mostly complete and easily performed.

      I do recall this happening way more than it should. Not only just A.A but many other colored people. Thousands of art just now being discovered. As a woman of afo-latina descent it makes me proud to know more and more blacks of all ethnicities are becoming prominent in art today.

    4. have Colored blood in my veins — and you will understand some of the difficulties that confront one in such a position.”

      Was Price considered white passing like actress Fredi Washington? If that was the case, her referring to her "colored blood" in her veins, she was still not seen as white passing so her work was not accepted?

    5. She was a prominent member of the African-American intelligentsia, corresponding with W.E.B. Dubois and setting to music poems by Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

      Prince was inspired by her own people and created her separate innovating pieces.

    6. too chromatic.

      Too ethnic? Was not seen as relatable for main audience? More than likely.

    7. “Pueblo, Mexico.”

      Considering how afro latinos are treated as the bottom of the barrel I wonder how others responded to Price's "new" identity.

    8. 1933

      Not that long ago when you think about it.

    9. George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

      Gershwin did have a well known Opera called Porgy and Bess. Although it was based on a novel and the libretto was a jewish man, the play was/still strictly A.A casting.