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Amy Beach Piano Musicby Amy Beach
Synopses & Reviews
A precociously talented pianist, Amy Beach was the first American woman to compose a symphonic work. This collection offers a rich selection of Beach's elegant, stylish miniatures for solo piano, including Ballad, Op. 6 and In Autumn, Dreaming, and Fire-Flies, Op. 15. Introduction by Adrienne Fried Block, an award-wining musicologist.
Rich selection of elegant, stylish miniatures by an American composer: Ballad, Op. 6; In Autumn, Dreaming, and Fire-Flies, Op. 15; Barcarolle, Op. 28, No. 1; Scottish Legend, Op. 54, No. 1; more.
American composer Amy Beach (18671944) was largely self-taught, but her musical talent blossomed into a remarkable career. This volume of her piano music includes a selection of the elegant, stylish miniatures for which she is known. Includes Valse-Caprice, Op. 4, Four Sketches, Op. 15, Three Compositions, Op. 28, Children's Album, Op. 36, and more.
Table of Contents
1 Ballad, Op. 6 (1894)
1.1 Concert fantasy on her own setting of Robert Burns' "O my luve is like a red, red rose"
2 Sketches, Op. 15 (1892)
2.1 (Nos. 1, 3 and 4 from the suite)
2.2 In Autumn "Feuillages jaunissants sur les gazons épars "
2.3 Dreaming "Tu me parles du fond d'un rêve "
2.4 Fire-Flies "Naître avec le printemps, mourir avec les roses "
3 Barcarolle, Op. 28, No. 1 (1894)
3.1 From Trois morceaux caractéristiques
4 Scottish Legend, Op. 54, No. 1 (1903)
4.1 From Two Compositions
5 From Blackbird Hills (An Omaha Tribal Dance), Op. 83 (1922)
6 A Hermit Thrush at Morn, Op. 92, No. 2 (1922)
6.1 The second of two "Hermit Thrush" pieces
7 From Grandmother's Garden, Op. 97 (1922)
7.1 (Nos. 1 and 5 from the suite)
7.2 Morning Glories
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