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Lara Downes. Her recent album, Phenomenal Women, featured recordings of compositions by Black female composers whose legacies have been overlooked by the classical establishment. Max Barrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

NPR's Rachel Martin spoke to the pianist about Phenomenal Women, the most recent mini-album in the series, in which Downes re-recorded the work of some deeply impactful female composers.

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With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

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Nora's Dance Lara Downes
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