American Highways

vr 22 sep 2017 18:00 uur

AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #94 Happy Birthday, Amy Beach

Amy Beach, a mostly forgotten composer, is just a footnote in most music history textbooks. Why? This week was her birthday, and I’ve been listening to her symphonic music, and loving it. Her music is brilliant, challenging, and deserves its place in American history.


Also on today’s show: Nina Simone, Missy Mazzoli, and Mary Jane Leach. In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston brings us four great American women composers.

Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Mrs. H. H. A. Beach (Amy Beach)
Singing Joyfully
Susanne Mentzer and Sunny Joy Langton
Koch 37360-2

Mary Jane Leach
Ariadne’s Lament (1993)
David Lee Echelard, tenor/countertenor
New World Records NWR80525-2

Nina Simone
See Line Woman (1954)
Nina Simone and friends
Metro CD010

Mizzy Mazzoli
Lisa Moore
Cantaloupe Music 21115

Amy Beach
Symphony in E Minor, Op. 32, Gaelic
V. Allegro con fuoco
VI. Alla Siciliana; Allegro vivace
VII. Lento con molto espressione
VIII. Allegro di molto
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond by Karl Krueger
Bridge Records (4) ‎– BRIDGE 9086

David King
Super America
The Bad Plus
E1 Records: EOM-CD-2112


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