Postcard from Composers: Amy Beach Our summer series of Postcards from Composers continues today with some dramatic thoughts by American composer Amy Beach. We hear from a letter she wrote about communing with nature at the artists' retreat, MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire.
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Postcard from Composers: Amy Beach

Postcard from Composers: Amy Beach

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Our summer series of Postcards from Composers continues today with some dramatic thoughts by American composer Amy Beach.

Beach fell in love with the people and the surroundings at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. It was a haven for musicians and other artists.

We hear from a letter she wrote about communing with nature at MacDowell. Then pianist Virginia Erskin plays her "Hermit Thrush at Morn," a short piece Beach composed in the summer of 1921.