| Share
 

Mrs. H. H. A. Beach

Beach, Mrs. H. H. A., 1867–1944, American composer and pianist, b. Henniker, N.H., as Amy Marcy Cheney. A child prodigy, she received rather meagre training as a pianist in the United States, and toured there and in Europe. In composition she was largely self-taught. Her Gaelic Symphony (1896) was the first symphony by an American woman. She composed more than 150 works, including a piano concerto, chamber music, choral pieces, and well-known songs such as "Ah, Love but a Day" and "The Year's at the Spring." Her music is in the romantic style of the 19th cent.

See Amy Beach by A. F. Block (1999).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Mrs H H A Beach from Infoplease:

  • September 5 Birthdays: Louis XIV - September 5 birthdays: Louis XIV, Mrs. H. H. A. Beach, Arthur Koestler, Darryl F. Zanuck, John Cage, Jesse James, Bob Newhart

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Music: History, Composers, and Performers: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring