Amy Beach: fire-flies

Joanne Polk recorded the complete solo piano music of Amy March Cheney Beach (1867-1944) in three highly acclaimed CDs.

Volume 3: fireflies, the final volume of Polk’s excursion into Beach’s solo piano¬†music,¬†includes Beach’s Four Sketches Op. 15, four charming character pieces, the third of which is the lovely “Dreaming,” and last of which is the title of the CD, a virtuosic and challenging exercise in double thirds flying all over the piano.