Category Archives: Recently Released Recordings

New Publications: Three Pieces for Piano Four-Hands and Variations on Balkan Themes for Two Pianos, Op. 60!

We at Women’s Philharmonic Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy are happy to announce the release of our new Amy Beach publications for piano four-hands and for two pianos. “Three Pieces for Piano Four-Hands” is a collection of three individual works, while “Variations on Balkan Themes for Two Pianos, Op. 60” is an extensive arrangement by Beach of her revised solo piano work by the same name. You may purchase these works from our online shop – here!
Special thanks to Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov of the Genova & Dimitrov PianoDuo for their collaboration with our Senior Music Editor Chris A. Trotman in proofreading and recording these incredible works. Their CD album (CPO 555 453-2) is available from their website – here!
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Happy Birthday, Amy Marcy Beach!!!

As part of our celebration of her extraordinary life and work, we at Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy will soon be releasing our edition of four, previously-unpublished solo piano works, including her exquisite “A September Forest.” You may learn more about this work by Amy Beach and others by visiting our Publications Page.
“A September Forest” was beautifully recorded by pianist Dr Kirsten Johnson, FRSA, and you may listen here.

New CD Album Features Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata Arranged for Flute & Piano by Miriam Terragni (flute) & Catherine Sarasin (piano)!

Congratulations and Brava to Miriam Terragni (flute) & Catherine Sarasin (piano) on their recently-released CD album entitled Female Composers of the Romantic Era, Vol. 2, which features their flute/piano arrangements of Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata and Amanda Maier-Röntgen’s Violin Sonata in B minor!! More info and where to purchase this wonderful addition to the growing Amy Beach discography may be found at this link.

Upcoming performance of Amy Beach’s Cadenza for Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto by renowned pianist, Daniel Glover!

As part of his series entitled “Symphonies and Concertos without Orchestra (a Covid Compromise),” Daniel Glover will be playing Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto with Beach’s Cadenza this Friday, Dec. 18 at 7pm. The YouTube link for viewing the concert is, and the concert recording will remain available.


The Boston Landmarks Orchestra Premieres Amy Beach Browning Song Arrangements!

As part of their program entitled “She’s the First: Music to Celebrate the 19th Amendment’s Centennial,” the Boston Landmarks Orchestra together with soprano Brianna J. Robinson performed the world premiere of Amy Beach’s “The Year’s at the Spring” and “Ah, Love, but a day!” arranged for soprano, piano and string orchestra!

The arrangements that are so beautifully performed were generously donated by Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and were made by Chris A. Trotman, Director of Publications for WPA! If you wish to know more about the works and/or wish to purchase the music, please visit

The YouTube video below begins at the portion featuring Amy Beach and their performances of these new song arrangements, enjoy!

This week the Marsyas Trio North American tour entitled In the Theatre of Air – North America Tour Begins!

This week begins the Marsyas Trio North American tour entitled In the Theatre of Air – North America Tour!

This year marks their 10th anniversary, and they’re celebrating with their first North American tour, generously supported by the HMUK Doing it Differently scheme. Join them in Brooklyn for two nights, Schenectady, Boston or Toronto, as they perform music by British and American women composers, including Amy Beach, from their recent CD In the Theatre of Air.  The Trio will be performing two previously unpublished works by Amy Beach entitled Pastorale and Caprice, “Water-Sprites,” Op. 90, nos. 1&2, and the newly revised edition is available from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Publications!

Amy Beach, Hilary Tann, Georgia Rodgers, Missy Mazzoli, Thea Musgrave, Louise Farrenc and Judith Weir

Thursday 11 April 2019, 8:00pm
Areté Venue & Gallery
Marsyas Trio join composer/pianist Brian Mark and soprano Rose Hegele, in a concert curated by Ensemble in Process

Saturday 13 April 2019, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Areté Venue & Gallery

Monday 15 April 2019, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Union College
Free entry MORE INFO

17 April 2019, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Private music club
Tickets $25, to purchase please contact us at

18 April 2019, 8:30pm – 9:30pm
The Lilypad

19 April 2019, 8:00 – 9:00pm
Array Space

Check out the recording of Amy Beach’s “The Rose of Avontown” performed by The Concord Women’s Chorus!

Check out the recording of Amy Beach’s “The Rose of Avontown” performed by The Concord Women’s Chorus! The recording is now available via SoundCloud!

The Concord Women’s Chorus (, directed by Jane Ring Frank, presented the concert entitled “Amy Beach and her Contemporaries” on May 12, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts.

The concert’s featured work, Amy Beach’s “The Rose of Avontown,” was performed by the chorus with a 14-piece chamber orchestra and soprano soloist Adriana Repetto. It was the first performance to use the newly revised edition of Beach’s score and parts, the product of Chris A. Trotman (the Publications Director of Women’s Philharmonic This publication is part of WPA’s mission of encouraging performances of neglected music by women. “The Rose of Avontown” was one of Beach’s most performed and best-known works in her lifetime, yet it is hardly known today. WPA hopes the new edition will help bring this delightful choral music to many audiences and ensembles, and we are happy to have such a truly wonderful first performance. This work by Amy Beach and many others are available from Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy Publications (

Congratulations to the Lark String Quartet of New York for 34 years of wonderful music making including recordings of works by Amy Beach!

The Lark Quartet has announced they are set to disband at the end of the current 2018-19 season – after more than 34 years as an ensemble.  Founded in 1985, the quartet’s current members include violinists Deborah Buck and Basia Danilow, violist Kathryn Lockwood and cellist Caroline Stinson.  This decision was made after cellist Caroline Stinson informed the others that she would be leaving New York for a position at Duke University.  The remaining members decided they would rather finish on a high note with the strong musical and personal relationship among their current ensemble rather than going through the process of auditioning a replacement cellist.

The Lark String Quartet recorded Amy Beach’s Quartet for Strings in One Movement, Op. 89, and together with pianist Joanne Polk of the Manhattan School of Music, they recorded Amy Beach’s Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 34, Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67 and Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150!

For more information, please click here.

London-based Marsyas Trio is Fundraising for Video Recording of Amy Beach’s “Pastorale & Caprice (The Water Sprites)” for Flute, Violoncello and Piano!

The London-based Marsyas Trio will be recording a CD “Gates of the Soul,” which will be released with NMC Recordings (one of the leading British labels) in October, to celebrate the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK. The disc will feature music by six living British women composers, including Judith Weir who is our first ever female Master of the Queen’s Music, and two composers who have spent their lives living in the USA: Hilary Tann and Thea Musgrave.

In conjunction with this upcoming CD recording project is the “Stretch Goal” video recording project of AMY BEACH’s “Pastorale & Caprice (The Water Sprites)” for flute, cello and piano, which were written in 1921, a year after American suffrage was obtained, and so connect with the theme of their CD rather nicely! They have a fundraising campaign to record these two works by Beach, and the URL is They’ll be setting visuals made from shadow puppetry to the video, to accompany the music, and this will all be freely available on YouTube or similar. Please consider providing financial support for their project! Their fundraiser runs until March 15.

In the words of the Marsyas Trio cellist Dr. Val Welbanks:

“Women of my generation and younger take our rights for granted and we know very little about how difficult things were before us. So if people can give a little money towards our project that’s great (!) but mainly we’re using this as a way to contribute to the year’s celebration of the strong and creative women before us, and around us, and to participate in the discussion on how we can take the next steps towards equality. And of course this will also be our contribution towards celebrating (albeit a little late) Amy Beach’s 150th anniversary!”

As Part of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Performed Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony – II. Alla Siciliana!

The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony took place this morning in Stockholm, Sweden, and for one of the musical interludes, Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony – II. Alla Siciliana was performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra using the revised edition by Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy‘s Director of Publications and Amy Beach Project Editor-in-Chief, Chris A. Trotman!

Please enjoy listening to the gorgeous Beach Symphony movement as part of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony (the YouTube video should begin just as the RSPO begins playing the Beach, but if not, it begins at 16:14) –

A New CD Is Available from the American Music Recordings Collection (AMRC), Which Features Music by Five American Women Composers.

The CD album, aptly entitled “Five American Women Composers,” includes Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet in F-sharp, her anthem, “Let This Mind Be in You” and two movements from her Mass in E-flat as well as music by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Katherine K. Davis, Susan McFarland (Mrs. E. A. Pankhurst) and Sister Martha Jane Anderson.

For more information about the specific music included in this album and how to purchase, please visit the AMRC page here.

New Recording of Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 45!

Released today (3/3/17) by Hyperion Records, the new album entitled The Romantic Piano Concerto ~ 70 features pianist Danny Driver and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing three wonderful piano concerti by historic female composers! These works include the monumental Piano Concerto in C-sharp minor, Op. 45 by Amy Beach as well as the Concertstück in C sharp minor, Op. 40 by Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) and the Piano Concerto in D minor by Dorothy Howell (1898-1982).

“Danny Driver’s expertly skilled and refined piano performances are equally matched by his sense of musical phrasing and expressive nuance throughout the contrasting light, sometimes playful passages and heavy, demanding virtuosic sections. Together with the renowned BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Driver has provided us with fresh interpretations of three exquisite piano concerti by all too often neglected female composers, Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade and Dorothy Howell.  In addition to coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, this 2017 release also perfectly coincides with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Amy Beach. Bravo to Mr. Driver and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for their splendid contributions!” – Chris A. Trotman (

The CD and MP3 album are available via Hyperion Records. The MP3 album is also available on iTunes!