Amy M.C. Beach
American Composer and Pianist
1867 – 1944 A.D.
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, an American composer and pianist. Up to the time of her marriage to Dr. Henry Harris Aubrey Beach in 1885, she attained distinction as a pianist, playing in concerts and recitals; since then she has devoted herself almost entirely to composition.
The Gaelic Symphony, for full orchestra, conceded to be her best work, has been played by all the great national orchestras. Her many other works for orchestra, piano and voice have given her a place int he foremost rank of American composers.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.