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Amy Beach, passionate Victorian : the life and work of an American composer, 1867-1944

Author: Adrienne Fried Block
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944), the most widely performed composer of her generation, was the first American woman to succeed as a creator of large-scale art music. Her "Gaelic" Symphony, given its premiere by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896, was the first work of its kind by an American woman to be performed by an American orchestra. Almost all of her more than 300 works were published soon after they
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Amy Beach; Beach; H H A Beach, Mrs.; Amy Beach; H H A Beach, Mrs.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne Fried Block
ISBN: 0195074084 9780195074086 0195137841 9780195137842 9786610441501 6610441502
OCLC Number: 36817052
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Irving Lowens Award from the Society for American Music (2000), an Aaron Copland Award (2000), and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award 1999..
Winner of Winner of the Irving Lowens Award from the Society for American Music (2000), an Aaron Copland Award (2000), and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award 1999.
Description: xiii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Prodigy's New England Upbringing --
The Cheneys and the Marcys --
A Prodigy Despite Her Mother --
The Making of a Composer: I --
Two Ways of Looking at a Marriage --
The Making of a Composer: II --
Becoming Mistress of Her Craft --
Reaching Out to the World --
"One of the Boys" --
Amy Beach's Boston --
The Composer at the Keyboard: Beach Plays Beach --
"A Veritable Autobiography"?: The Piano Concerto --
The Composer's Workshop --
Choral Music --
The Chambered Nautilus --
Europe and a New Life --
"Lion of the Hour" --
My Old New Hampshire Home --
At the MacDowell Colony: "Solitude in Silence" --
Caring --
A Fascinating New York Life --
Beach the Modernist? --
Reckonings --
Harvest Time --
Postlude: The Legacy --
Catalog of Works --
Music's Ten Commandments as Given for Young Composers.
Responsibility: Adrienne Fried Block.
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This is a comprehensive biography of perhaps the first important American woman composer, Amy Marcy Beach. She enjoyed an international reputation in the early 20th century, especially for her  Read more...

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