Amy Beach, an American Pioneer, acomposer, and the first successful women in her career. Born with an incrediblemusical gift she became a musical prodigy.
She created several symphonies yet herwhimsical piano quintet in F sharp minor was created in 1908 captivated myheart. We can see that this piece consists of three movements. First, it beginswith a slow and dark adagio introduction. Following that we then we hear a nostalgicmelody in order that is given out by the first violin.
Subsequently, the musicthen reverts to the introductory theme. All this occurring in Allegro movement,furthermore the mood remains dark and mysterious. Following is the middlemovement, which is an adagio espressivo, here we hear how it opens softly witha quite lovely and extremely romantic melody. We can also hear how the musicremains soft and dynamic, nonetheless, we can also sense an immense emotionalintensity. In the finale, Allegro agitato, we can hear how powerful the musicstarts and with an incredible force and forward motion. Here the introductionof the second and more lyrical theme which was feverishly intensified is now diminished.Consequently, we then hear a reintroduction of the main introduction which ratherbrings a further dramatic climax. I listened to the Piano Quintet in F-SharpMinor, Op 67: I.
Adagio-Allegro moderato, II. Adagio espressivo, and III. Allegro agitato- Adagiocome prima-Presto. I personally liked II. Adagio espressivo,because of its soft melody. I could feel the romanticism in her music with suchpassion and intensity.
While for the I. Adagio-Allegro moderato I could feelthe mystery and the darkness with what it starts with which makes this piece sointriguing. Now for the III. Allegro agitato-Adagio come prima-presto I feltthat this piece was a little darker than the first. As you can see, the texture of this symphonyis mainly chordal, and Beach’s piece has an overwhelming romanticismpower with great intensity as well as warmth and beauty.