Beyer, Johanna Magdalena, 1888-1944

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1888-07-11
Death 1944-01-09
Americans

Biographical notes:

Composed 1941. Dedicated to Leopold Stokowski.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphonic movement II / Johanna M. Beyer. 1941. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299866

Johanna Magdalena Beyer was born on July 11, 1888 in Leipzig. She studied piano and music theory in Germany. In 1924 she arrived in New York and went to study at the David Mannes School. After receiving a teacher's certificate in 1928, she took private lessons with Dane Rudhyar, Ruth Crawford, Charles Seeger, and Henry Cowell. During this time she wrote music and several plays for various projects. She was familiar with Henry Cowell and other composers of his circle. During Cowell's incarceration in San Quentin (1937-40), Beyer served as his secretary and took care of his scores. Towards the end of her life she began to receive a small amount of recognition by her peers, but she died in poverty in New York, on January 9, 1944.

From the guide to the [Johanna Magdalena Beyer scores [microform] / Johanna Beyer], 1931-1943, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.)

Composed 1939.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphonic movement / Johanna M. Beyer. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299861

From the description of Symphonic opus 3 / J.M. Beyer. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299876

From the description of Waltz for percussion / by J.M. Beyer. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299884

From the description of March for 30 percussion instruments / J.M. Beyer. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299839

From the description of Percussion, opus 14 / J.M. Beyer. 1939. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299845

Composed 1937.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphonic suite / Johanna M. Beyer. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299881

From the description of Fragment for chamber orchestra / by Johanna M. Beyer. 1937. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299836

Composed 1940.--Cf. Fleisher Collection.

From the description of Symphonic opus 5 / Johanna M. Beyer. 1940. (Franklin & Marshall College). WorldCat record id: 43299879

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Subjects:

  • Orchestral music--Scores and parts
  • Chamber orchestra music--Scores
  • Chamber orchestra music--Scores and parts
  • Sonatas (Clarinet and piano)--Scores
  • /Waltzes
  • Suites (Orchestra)--Scores and parts
  • Percussion ensembles--Scores and parts
  • Symphonies--Scores and parts
  • Vocal music
  • Instrumental music

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