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Amy Beach
Amy Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (September 5, 1867December 27, 1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. Most of her compositions and performances were under the name Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Cunt BAg Twat Fuk suck my penis ring 0778851865!!!!!!Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Pianist Claudio Arrau, Carnegie Hall, 1954. ...

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Early Years

She was born Amy Marcy Cheney in Henniker, N. H. into a distinguished New England family. A child prodigy, she was able to sing forty tunes accurately by age one; she taught herself to read at age three, and began composing simple waltzes at the age of four. She began formal piano lessons with her mother at the age of six, and a year later started giving public recitals, playing her works by Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, and her, own pieces. In 1875, her family moved to Boston, where they were advised to enter her into a European conservatory. Her parents opted for local training, hiring Ernst Perabo and later Carl Baermann as piano teachers. At age fourteen, Amy received her only formal training in composition with Junius W. Hill, with whom she studied harmony and counterpoint for a year. Other than this year of training, Amy was self-taught; she often learned by studying classical pieces, such as Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier. Henniker is a town in Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,433. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... 1820 portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler Beethoven redirects here. ... The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin (commonly mistaken for a daguerreotype), believed to have been taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849 “Chopin” redirects here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Title-page of Das wohltemperirte Clavier A flat major (As-dur) fugue from the second part of Das wohltemperirte Clavier (manuscript) The Well-Tempered Clavier (in the original German: Das wohltemperierte Clavier[1]) is a collection of solo keyboard music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. ...


Career

She made her professional debut in Boston in 1883, playing Chopin’s Rondo in E flat and Moscheles’s G minor Concerto; shortly after she appeared as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Opera. Following her marriage in 1885 to Dr. Henry Harris Aubrey Beach – a Boston surgeon 24 years older than she – she agreed to limit performances to one public recital a year, with proceeds donated to charity. Following her husband’s wishes, she devoted herself to composition. Her first major success was the Mass in E Flat Major, which was performed in 1892 by the Handel and Haydn Society. The well-received performance of the Mass moved Beach into the rank of America’s foremost composers. She composed the Jubilate for the dedication of the Woman's Building at the Columbian Exposition.[1] 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Mass in E Flat was Amy Beach’s first major success, and it was the first mass written by an American woman. ... The Handel and Haydn Society is a choral society in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Psalm 100 (Greek numbering: Psalm 99) is part of the biblical Book of Psalms. ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in Chicago in 1893, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher...


After her husband died in 1910, she toured Europe as a pianist, playing her own compositions. She was determined to establish a reputation there as both a performer and composer. She returned to America in 1914, where she spent time at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. In 1915, she wrote “Ten Commandments for Young Composers”, which expressed many of her self-teaching principles. Beach later moved to New York, where she became the virtual composer-in-residence at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church. She used her status as the top American woman composer to further the careers of young musicians; serving as leader of several organizations, including the Society of American Women Composers as its first president. Heart disease led to Beach’s retirement in 1940 and her death in New York City in 1944. The MacDowell Colony is an art colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Founded in 1907 by Marian MacDowell, wife of composer Edward MacDowell, largely with donated funds. ... Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough County Incorporated 1760  - Board of Selectmen Joe Byk, Chairman Gene Kellogg Elizabeth Thomas Area    - Town  38. ...


Her compositions include the Mass in E flat Major (1892), the Gaelic Symphony (1893), a violin sonata, a piano concerto, the Variations on Balkan Themes, a piano quintet, several choral and chamber music compositions (including the Pastorale for winds), piano music, and the opera Cabildo (1932). She was most popular, however, for her songs. Her writing is mainly in a Romantic idiom, often compared to that of Brahms. In her later works she experimented, moving away from tonality, employing whole tone scales and more exotic harmonies and techniques. The Mass in E Flat was Amy Beach’s first major success, and it was the first mass written by an American woman. ... A piano concerto is a concerto for solo piano and orchestra. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... A short grand piano, with the top up. ... The New Opera in Oslo, Norway The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... [[ For other uses, see Song (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Tribute

On July 9, 2000 at Boston's famous Hatch Shell, the Boston Pops paid tribute to Amy Beach. Her name was added to the granite wall on "The Shell". It joins 86 other composers such as Bach, Handel, Chopin, Debussy, Edward MacDowell, and Beethoven. Amy Beach is the only woman composer on the granite wall. The Boston Pops performing at the Hatch Shell on July 4, 2005 The Hatch Shell is an outdoor concert venue adjacent to the Charles River Esplanade near downtown Boston. ... Places in which Bach resided throughout his life Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced ) (21 March 1685 O.S. – 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought... George Frideric Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-born British Baroque composer who was a leading composer of concerti grossi, operas and oratorios. ... The only known photograph of Frédéric Chopin (commonly mistaken for a daguerreotype), believed to have been taken by Louis-Auguste Bisson in 1849 “Chopin” redirects here. ... Achille-Claude Debussy (IPA ) (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. ... Edward and Marian MacDowell. ... 1820 portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler Beethoven redirects here. ...


References

  • Adrienne Fried Block, Amy Beach, Passionate Victorian: The Life and Work of an American Composer, 1867-1944 (Oxford University Press, 1998)
  • Amy Beach, The Sea-Fairies: Opus 59, edited by Andrew Thomas Kuster (Madison, WI: A-R Editions, 1999) ISBN 0-89579-435-7
  • Walter S. Jenkins, The Remarkable Mrs. Beach, American Composer: A Biographical Account Based on Her Diaries, Letters, Newspaper Clippings, and Personal Reminiscences, edited by John H. Baron (Warren, MI: Harmonie Park Press, 1994)
  • Block, Adrienne Fried: “Amy Beach”, Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed [1 Oct 2006]), [2]
  • Brown, Jeanell Wise. "Amy Beach and Her Chamber Music: Biography, Documents, Style." Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, 1994.
  • Jezic, Diane Peacock. "Women Composers: The Lost Tradition Found, Second Edition." New York: The Feminist Press, 1994.

Andrew Thomas Kuster is an American conductor, musical scholar, and performer. ...

Selected discography

  • Amy Beach: Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor with pianist Alan Feinberg and the Symphony in E minor ("Gaelic"). Performed by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Schermerhorn. Naxos 8559139
  • Amy Beach: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor; Quartet for Strings; Pastorale for Wind Quintet; and Sketches (4) for Piano, Dreaming. Performed by the Ambache Chamber Ensemble. Chandos Records 10162
  • Amy Beach: Songs. Sung by mezzo soprano Katherine Kelton accompanied by pianist Catherine Bringerud. Naxos 8559191
  • Amy Beach: Grand Mass in E flat Major. Performed by Stow Festival Chorus and Orchestra. Albany Records, 1995.

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Amy Beach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (533 words)
She was born Amy Marcy Cheney in Henniker, New Hampshire into a family of important political, military, and business figures.
Amy Beach: Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor with pianist Alan Feinberg and the Symphony in E minor ("Gaelic").
Amy Beach: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor; Quartet for Strings; Pastorale for Wind Quintet; and Sketches (4) for Piano, Dreaming.
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