Composer of the Week: Beach

Europe

Episode 4 Europe

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Summary

Donald Macleod reveals how Amy Beach, liberated by her husband's death, embarked on her first tour of Europe. Beach sought to rejuvenate her career as both a composer and concert pianist with this tour, performing her own highly acclaimed piano concerto. Autumn Song, Op 56 No 1. Kyle Bielfield (tenor), Lachlan Glen (piano). Prelude Op 81. Kirsten Johnson (piano). Der Totenkranz, Op 73 No 2. Katherine Kelton (mezzo), Catherine Bringerud (piano). The Candy Lion, Op 75 No 1. Katherine Kelton (mezzo), Catherine Bringerud (piano). Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op 45. Danny Driver (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rebecca Miller. On a Hill. Guadalupe Kreysa (soprano), Paul Hardy (piano).

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Luke Whitlock
Music