Amy Beach – Empress of the Night
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14 beautiful pieces of classical music for Mother’s Day
6. Amy Beach – Empress of the Night
Amy Beach (1867-1944) was an America composer and a real pioneer for female composers in the 19th and 20th century. Her song 'Empress of the Night' was dedicated to her mother Clara Cheney and uses a text by her husband, Henry Beach. She went on to use the melody as the basis for the Scherzo of her Piano Concerto, which she wrote in 1899.