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The American composer writes a 9 bar musical quotation from the 1st movement, Andante of his Symphony #1 in A, New York City, February 18, 1971.

Beeson (1921-2010) best remembered for his operas, wanted to be remembered for his wide variety of works. Despite the fact that he wrote a number of works for symphony orchestra, only one bears the moniker, “Symphony”.  The work was written during his 1958-59 Guggenheim fellowship in Europe and was recorded by the Polish National Radio Symphony under the baton of William Strickland and well available on Youtube.

Beeson was extremely well trained at the Eastman School of Music by the likes of Howard Hanson, Edward Royce, Burrill Phillips and Bernard Rogers.  He followed up his collegiate career studying privately with Bela Bartok.  He earned among other awards, a Fullbright fellowship, a Guggenheim Grant and the Prix de Rome.  As the Chairman of the Music Department at Columbia University he expanded their offerings including a doctorate in music.  His best remembered compositions include the opera “Lizzie Borden”, “Hello Out There” and “The Sweet Bye and Bye”.  He also composed other smaller symphonic works, chamber and solo works for a variety of instrumental configurations and a rather vast number of songs.

JACK BEESON - COMPOSER
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