Dr. Michael Cooper, seen below, compellingly discusses the Problem with Programs, Part 1, as it relates to Florence Price’s First Symphony, the 1933-34 World’s Fair and Three Tribbles here.
Please continue your reading on Part 2 here.
Dr. Michael Cooper, the Margarett Root Brown Chair in Fine Arts, has had research interests in 19th-century music, source studies, historiography and political history, specializing in Mendelssohn, Schumann, Berlioz, and Richard Strauss. He has also spent the last three decades in research of Florence Price and Margaret Bonds, and is a leading editor of the music of Florence Price and Margaret Bonds. Learn more about Dr. Cooper here.