Amy Beach (1867-1944)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

Gaelic Symphony, Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor

Fun Facts

  • Beach was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music.
  • Beach was one of the first American composers to succeed without the benefit of European training in music.
  • Her Gaelic Symphony that was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1896 was the first symphony composed and published by an American woman.

Get to know Beach in this video by Columbus Symphony Violinist Joyce Fishman!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Beach’s Music

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