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 5, 1867 (Henniker), Died December 27, 1944 (New York City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1905 - 1936
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist
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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
|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||composer, lyricist|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Beach, H. H. A.," accessed December 4, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103049.
Beach, H. H. A.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103049.
"Beach, H. H. A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 4 December 2022.
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