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By Amy C. Beal

Composer Johanna Beyer's interesting physique of track and enigmatic lifestyles tale represent a tremendous bankruptcy in American track heritage. As a hard-working German émigré piano instructor and accompanist dwelling in and round ny urban through the New Deal period, she composed ample song for piano, percussion ensemble, chamber teams, choir, band, and orchestra. A one-time pupil of Ruth Crawford, Charles Seeger, and Henry Cowell, Beyer used to be an ultramodernist, and an lively member of a neighborhood that integrated now-better-known composers and musicians. just one of her works was once released and just one recorded in the course of her lifetime. yet modern musicians who play Beyer's compositions are intrigued by means of her originality.


Amy C. Beal chronicles Beyer's lifestyles from her early participation in New York's modern song scene via her performances on the Federal track Project's Composers' Forum-Laboratory live shows to her unlucky early dying in 1944. This ebook is a portrait of a passionate and artistic girl underestimated via her song group while she tirelessly utilized her presents with compositional rigor.


The first book-length examine of the composer's existence and track, Johanna Beyer reclaims a uniquely leading edge artist and physique of labor for a brand new generation.

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