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

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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 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 of Beach's life or comprehensive critical overview of her music existed. This biography admirably fills that gap, fully examining the connections between Beach's life and work in light of social currents and dominant ideologies.

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 923 BEA (Text)
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1001 . ‡aBlock, Adrienne Fried.
24510. ‡aAmy Beach, passionate Victorian : ‡bthe life and work of an American composer, 1867-1944 / ‡cAdrienne Fried Block.
260 . ‡aNew York : ‡bOxford University Press, ‡c1998.
300 . ‡axiii, 409 p. : ‡bill. ; ‡c24 cm.
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 383-393) and index.
520 . ‡aAmy 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 of Beach's life or comprehensive critical overview of her music existed. This biography admirably fills that gap, fully examining the connections between Beach's life and work in light of social currents and dominant ideologies.
60010. ‡aBeach, Amy, ‡d1867-1944
60010. ‡aBeach ‡bMrs., H. H. A., ‡d1867-1944.
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