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Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer was a member of examining board of America compositions and violin examiner of America College.

Background

Beck, Johann Heinrich was born on September 12, 1856 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Charles and Rebecca J. (Butler) Beck.

Education

Graduate Leipzig Conservatory of Music, 1882. Special studies on string instruments and all branches of musical composition.

Career

Ex-member examining board of America compositions and violin examiner of America College of Musicians. Director Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1895. Director Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1899-1912, also of Pilgrim Orchestra, Hermits Club Orchestra and Elyria Grand Orchestra.

Composer: Overture to “Lara,” performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1886. “Skirnismal,” performed by Thomas Orchestra, Chicago, 1887. “Sextet,” performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, 1888.

“Moorish Serenade,” performed at Philadelphia, 1889. “Scherzo” in A major, performed at Detroit by Thomas Orchestra, 1890. “The Kiss of Jov,” performed by Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1900, and at St. Louis Exposition, 1904, by special request of music committee.

“Meeresabend,” for voice and orchestra, “Liebeslied,” for same. Scherzo in F major performed by Theo. Thomas at Cleveland, 1896.

“Aus meinen Leben,” tone poem for grand orchestra. “As a Tale That Is Told,” tone poem.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Overture to “Lara,” performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1886. “Skirnismal,” performed by Thomas Orchestra, Chicago, 1887. “Sextet,” performed at Indianapolis, Indiana, 1888.“Moorish Serenade,” performed at Philadelphia, 1889. “Scherzo” in A major, performed at Detroit by Thomas Orchestra, 1890. “The Kiss of Jov,” performed by Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1900, and at St. Louis Exposition, 1904, by special request of music committee.“Meeresabend,” for voice and orchestra, “Liebeslied,” for same. Scherzo in F major performed by Theo. Thomas at Cleveland, 1896.“Aus meinen Leben,” tone poem for grand orchestra. “As a Tale That Is Told,” tone poem.

Membership

Member examining board of America compositions and violin examiner of America College.

Connections

Married Blandina Fellar, June 19, 1890.

father:
Charles Beck

mother:
Rebecca J. (Butler) Beck

spouse:
Blandina Fellar