The Life You Give: Claudio Arrau *1903

Claudio Arrau, born February 6 1903, in Chillán, Chile, was one of the most-renowned pianists of the 20th century.Arrau’s father, an eye doctor, died when Arrau—the youngest of three children—was one year old. His mother supported the family by giving piano lessons and must have been gratified when her own son proved to be a… Continue reading The Life You Give: Claudio Arrau *1903

Weekly Woman & Virtuous Black VI: Florence Price, composer

Florence Beatrice Price, born on April 9 of 1887 in Little a rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA, is the first black woman in the United States to have been recognized as a symphonic composer. Even though her training was steeped in European tradition, Price’s music consists of mostly the American idiom and reveals her Southern… Continue reading Weekly Woman & Virtuous Black VI: Florence Price, composer