Beach’s Beautiful Ballade
Beach’s Beautiful Ballade

Beach’s Beautiful Ballade

Finished a paper on a fascinating pair of works by American composer Amy Beach (1867–1944), whose music has intrigued me a lot recently. Her Ballade for piano in D-flat major, Op. 6, of 1891 is based on an earlier song with lyrics by Scottish poet Robert Burns, My luve is like a red, red rose, Op. 12 No. 3. I am looking at the form, harmony, and motivic-thematic work in a comparative study of these pieces, and exploring the intertextual relation of the piano parts. Available online soon!

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