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Biographical Sketch of Johann Heinrich Beck

Beck, Johann Heinrich; composer; born, Cleveland, 0., Sept. 12, 1856; son of Charles and Rebecca J. (Butler) Beck; high school education, Cleveland; graduate Leipzig Conservatory of Music, 1882; special studies on string instruments and all branches of musical composition; married Blandina Fellar, of Tiffin, O., June 19, 1890; ex-member examining board of American compositions and violin examiner of American College of Musicians; director Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1895; director Cleveland Symphony Orchestra since 1900; 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, Ind., 1888; “Moorish Serenade,” performed at Philadelphia, 1889; “Scherzo” in A major, performed at Detroit by Thomas Orchestra, 1890; “The Kiss of Joy,” performed by Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, 1900; “Meeresabend,” for voice and orchestra, ” Liebeslied,” for same; “Liebeslied,” for tenor and orchestra; “Aus Meinem Leben,” tone poem for grand orchestra.

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