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MUSA 3—Amy Beach: Quartet for Strings (In One Movement), Opus 89

Edited by Adrienne Fried Block

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Recognized as America's leading woman composer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Amy Beach (1867-1944) belonged to the Second New England School of composers. Her one-movement quartet, a lean yet lyrical work of great originality, incorporates Alaskan Inuit melodies as thematic material. Completed in 1929, the quartet was one of Beach's few unpublished works. This edition, which includes a facsimile of the 1921 draft score, makes the work available for the first time.

Reviews

Dickinson, Peter. Review of Quartet for strings (in one movement), op. 89, by Amy Beach. Edited by Adrienne Fried Block. Music & Letters 79, no. 1 (1998): 156-157.


Yellin, Victor Fell. Review of Quartet for strings (in one movement), op. 89, by Amy Beach. Edited by Adrienne Fried Block. Notes 52, no. 4 (1996): 1314-1315.