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Amy Beach

THE FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE COMPOSER

Amy Beach 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 woman, she defied all traditional conventions and set foot into a world of musical maestros to create some of the most notable works of her period. This made her the first successful woman composer. She was well known for her large repertoire of musical and solo achievements and went on to stun the world with her complex styles of music composition and symphonies. Some of her well known milestones are songs such as the ‘The three years at the spring’. Her other creations included choral pieces and symphonies such as the ‘Gaelic Symphony’ making her the first ever woman in history to work on these genres. With countless solos, operas and performances all over the world, Amy Beach went on to become one of the most influential musical artists of all time.