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.


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

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