Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Amy Beach - Symphony in E minor, Op. 32, "Gaelic Symphony"

Amy Beach (1867-1944), the US composer, wrote a symphony on Irish melodies which she entitled a "Gaelic Symphony". So while I am in the mood for publicising women composers and Irish connexions, here is a recording, with the Ulster Orchestra (again!) conducted by the indefatigable JoAnn Faletta (that's her on the left), who has championed music written by women in her extensive conducting career. 

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