Born Amy Marcy Cheney September 5, 1867, Henniker, New Hampshire Died December 27, 1944
About Amy Beach
Better known for her piano compositions, Amy Beach, or "Mrs. H.H.A. Beach," as she commonly signed her compositions, was one of America's first successful woman composers of formal concert music. Her one opera, Cabildo, was not performed in her lifetime.
Cabildo, chamber opera in 1 act Libretto by Nan Bagby Stephens. composed 1932; premiere May 13, 1995, Lincoln Center, New York, New York, Ransom Wilson, cond. (professional premiere); 1947 ((amateur performance)); also 1981, University of Missouri-Kansas City; 1982, American Musicological Society; 1982, Sonneck Society