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Re-Discovering the Music of Composer Amy Beach

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Fred Child, host of NPR's Performance Today, about the music of American composer Amy Beach. In her time, Beach was the most-performed American composer. Child shares the story of her musical life and selections from two of her longer works, the Piano Concerto and the Gaelic Symphony.

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Fred Child
Fred Child is a commentator for NPR and the host of American Public Media's Performance Today.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
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