(born Sept. 5, 1867, Henniker, N.H., U.S.—died Dec. 27, 1944, New York, N.Y.) U.S. composer and pianist. A precociously brilliant musician, she performed as soloist with major orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. As a composer she was devoted to German Romanticism rather than American themes or sources. Her best-loved works were her songs. Her Gaelic Symphony (1894) was the first symphony by an American woman. Other works include a piano concerto (1899), the choral pieces The Chambered Nautilus (1907) and Canticle of the Sun (1928), the opera Cabildo (1932), and a piano quintet (1907).
Birth Place: Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Death Place: New York City, New York, United States
Name: Beach, Amy Marcy or Amy Marcy Beach
Activity: American musician
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She was a child prodigy who studied piano with her mother, and then with Perabo and Bärmann in Boston. Except for a...