Adrienne Fried Block

This page is dedicated to the remarkable and renowned Amy Beach scholar and biographer Adrienne Fried Block (1921-2009).

Although there have been other scholars who have written books, dissertations, theses, articles, prefaces, etc. about Amy Beach’s life and music, there is no one who made contributions of greater number or quality than Dr. Block.

Her greatest contribution about Amy Beach is her biographical book entitled, “Amy Beach: Passionate Victorian,” which is published by Oxford University Press.

Her obituary on April 5, 2009.

Her Society of American Music Lifetime Achievement Award. The Adrienne Fried Block Fellowship.