Johann Heinrich Beck

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bust of Johann Beck in the Cleveland Public Library

Johann Heinrich Beck (12 September 1856 – 26 May 1924) was an American composer and conductor. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he wrote a number of pieces for orchestra, as well as a string sextet and a string quartet. He also gave music composition instruction to African-American opera composer Harry Lawrence Freeman.

References

  • Howard, John Tasker (1939). Our American Music: Three Hundred Years of It. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company. 

External links

  • Collection of Music Manuscripts of Johann H. Beck at Cleveland Public Library. According to the guide, the collection contains the "music manuscripts of Cleveland composer and conductor, Johann H. Beck, as well as letters, clippings, books, notes, and memorabilia."


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