Donald Macleod discusses the role of composers such as Amy Beach as artists rallied to rebuild the MacDowell Colony after a storm destroyed much of it in 1938.
The colony is tested to the full by a storm, in 1938, which destroys much of the site including 250 acres of woodland. Donald Macleod and historian Robin Rausch explore the role of composers such as Amy Beach as artists rallied to rebuild their treasured haven. And he also relives his own visit in 2007 when he took on a meals-on-wheel role, delivering lunches to 32 artist studios across the site. Plus, we hear another response to the colony's glorious surroundings, this time from composer Mabel Daniels who returned to MacDowell over 25 summers.
Bauer: Trio Sonata No 1 for Flute, Cello and Piano, Op.40 (1944) - 1st movt
Jonathan Snowden, flute
Judith Herbert, cello
Diana Ambache, piano
Amy Beach: Improvisations, Op.148
Kirsten Johnson, piano
Mabel Daniels: Deep Forest (1931)
Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra Tokyo
William Strickland, conductor
Beach: Piano Trio, Op.150 (1939)
The Ambache Ensemble
Bauer: Symphonic Suite (1940)
Ambache Chamber Orchestra.