Feminine Fusion

November 12, 2017: One Life: Amy Cheney Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach

“It has happened more than once that a composition has come to me, ready-made as it were, between the demands of other work” – Mrs. H.H.A. (Amy) Beach


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Amy Beach.  On this episode of Feminine Fusion, we’ll learn about her life, and hear works from orchestra to opera.


“One Life: Amy Cheney Beach”

Amy Beach:  Graduale from Mass in E-flat Major
Stow Festival Orchestra and Chorus; Barbara Jones, director
“Grand Mass in E-flat Major”
Albany 179

Beach:  Symphony in E Minor, “Gaelic”
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Kruger, conductor
“William Grant Still/Amy Beach”
Library of Congress 105

Beach:  Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet (excerpts)
Chamber Music Palm Beach
Klavier 11142

Beach:  “Ladies and Gentlemen” from Cabildo
New York Concert Singers; Ransom Wilson, conductor
“Cabildo, An Opera Premiere and Six Short Pieces”
Delos 3170


Run time:  58:45

Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of women in classical music. Host Diane Jones brings you stories and music of the women who create, perform, and inspire. Produced in the studios at WCNY-FM.

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