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

Author: Adrienne Fried Block
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Block, Adrienne Fried.
Amy Beach, passionate Victorian.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97002710
Named Person: Amy Beach; Amy Beach
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne Fried Block
ISBN: 128044150X 9781280441509 142373761X 9781423737612 0195360788 9780195360783 1601298714 9781601298713
OCLC Number: 559897301
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 409 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: 1 A Prodigy's New England Upbringing; 2 The Cheneys and the Marcys; 3 A Prodigy Despite Her Mother; 4 The Making of a Composer: I; 5 Two Ways of Looking at a Marriage; 6 The Making of a Composer: II; 7 Becoming Mistress of Her Craft; 8 Reaching Out to the World; 9 One of the Boys --
10 Amy Beach's Boston; 11 The Composer at the Keyboard: Beach Plays Beach; 12 A Veritable Autobiography?: The Piano Concerto; 13 The Composer's Workshop; 14 Choral Music; 15 The Chambered Nautilus; 16 Europe and a New Life; 17 Lion of the Hour --
18 My Old New Hampshire Home 19 At the MacDowell Colony: ""Solitude in Silence""20 Caring; 21 A Fascinating New York Life; 22 Beach the Modernist?; 23 Reckonings; 24 Harvest Time; Postlude The Legacy; Appendix: Catalog of Works; Musics Ten Commandments as Given for Young Composers; Abbreviations; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Adrienne Fried Block.

Abstract:

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 were composed and performed, and today her music is finding new advocates and audiences for its energy, intensity, and sheer beauty. Yet, until now, no full-length critical biography

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