Some thoughts on chordal playing in the Scottish Legend Op. 54 No. 1 by Amy Beach

I love highlighting female composers, and Trinity College Exam Board’s Grade 8 syllabus has revealed a gem of a piece, by the American pianist and composer Amy Beach. Beach (1867-1944) was the first successful American female composer of large-scale art music. Most of her compositions and performances appeared under the name of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach….