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H. H. A. Beach

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (September 5, 1867 – December 27, 1944) was an American composer and pianist. She was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. Her "Gaelic" Symphony, premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896, was the first symphony composed and published by an American woman. She was one of the first American composers to succeed without the benefit of European training, and one of the most respected and acclaimed American composers of her era. As a pianist, she was acclaimed for concerts she gave featuring her own music in the United States and in Germany.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 5th, 1867 (Henniker), Died December 27th, 1944 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-2314 12-in. 2/20/1905 L'Incrédule Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-4152 10-in. 12/20/1906 Ecstasy Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with violin and cornet composer  
Victor B-5018 10-in. 1/14/1908 How much I love you Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-6203 12-in. 5/18/1908 Spring Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-11313 12-in. 11/27/1911 Early morning Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-12233 10-in. 7/25/1912 Ecstasy Nina Clarke Hooker Female vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist, composer  
Victor B-15821 10-in. 3/22/1915 The leaves and the wind Elisabeth Böhm van Endert Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21492 12-in. 3/7/1918 Ah love, but a day Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-31988 10-in. 2/23/1925 Ah, love, but a day! Maria Jeritza Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36588 10-in. 11/12/1926 Ecstasy Robert Gordon Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-37040 12-in. 11/27/1926 Ah! Love but a day Associated Glee Clubs of America Male vocal chorus and female soloist, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-67792 12-in. 1/14/1931 Dream song Elsie Baker ; Myrtle C. Eaver ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
Victor BS-03805 10-in. 12/18/1936 Ecstasy Frances Alda ; Mrs. Jessie Donohue Female vocal solo, with piano and violin composer, lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1914-09-04-03] Not documented 9/4/1914 Ah, love but a day! Helena Morrillion Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Victor [Trial 1916-07-15-01] Not documented 7/15/1916 Silent as night [Still wie die Nacht] Susanna Dercum Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor [Trial 1917-03-19-03] Not documented 3/19/1917 Ah, love, but a day! Mrs. Frederick Gunther Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 39452 10-in. 6/16/1914 Dearest Thamzene Cox Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 30240 12-in. ca. 1909 Ecstacy Lillian Blauvelt Soprano vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Columbia 30485 12-in. 4/29/1910 Ah love but a day Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo composer  
Columbia 30496 12-in. 5/12/1910 The year's at the spring Lillian Nordica Soprano vocal solo composer  
Columbia 37337 12-in. ca. 1915 May morning Corinne Rider-Kelsey Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 48925 12-in. 9/20/1916 The year's at the spring Maggie Teyte Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 3619 10-in. 3/2/1915 Ah! Love but a day Margarete Matzenauer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8458 10-in. 5/18/1922 Primavera Anna Case Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beach, H. H. A.," accessed April 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103049.

Beach, H. H. A.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103049.

"Beach, H. H. A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 April 2021.

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