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Tasting Music 3 — Amy Beach, Theme and Variations for flute and string quartet, Op. 80
Amy Beach, or “Mrs. H. H. A. Beach,” as she was credited in her published music, was arguably the most important homegrown composer in the United States at the end of the 19th century.
A fixture in the musical scene of Boston, Amy Beach experienced triumphs unheard of for a female composer in Europe or America. She had a mass premiered by Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society in 1895, and her Third Symphony by the Boston Symphony in 1896. Both works received near universal praise from audience and critic alike.
Here we encounter Amy Beach in the more personal and private sphere of chamber music. Using her 1896 composition “An Indian Lullaby” as the principle theme, Beach shows her flair for romantic invention in this moving set of variations for flute and string quartet.
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