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Moura Lympany

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Dame Moura Lympany was among the initial within an internationally successful band of feminine Uk piano virtuosos to emerge within the twentieth hundred years. She was created in Saltash, Devon, in 1916. Lympany demonstrated unusual promise on the key pad during her years as a child, and started her formal schooling on the Liège Conservatory, in Belgium. Upon her go back to Britain, she received an Ada Lewis Scholarship or grant enabling her to keep her studies on the Royal Academy of Music in London, being a pupil of Coviello. Her various other tutors included Paul Weingarten, Mathilde Verne, and Edward Steuermann, and Tobias Matthay, the last-named exerting the most powerful impact upon her playing design was exerted with the German-born pedagogue Tobias Matthay. Lympany’s initial solo appearance occurred when she was 12 — she performed Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at Harrogate, Yorkshire. In 1938, the jury from the Ysaÿe Piano Competition in Brussels honored her second award after Emil Gilels, though she was graded more extremely than Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and many various other well-known pianists. In 1940, Lympany provided the United kingdom premiere of Aram Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto in London. Often a pioneer of brand-new works by United kingdom composers, she provided performances across the world of concertos by Delius, John Ireland, and Alan Rawsthorne. Dame Moura Lympany’s many acclaimed recordings are the first-ever full routine of Rachmaninov’s Preludes. She got an enormous repertoire, including a lot more than 50 concertos. In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II produced her a Dame from the British Empire.

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Full Name Moura Lympany
Died March 28, 2005, Gorbio, France
Profession Pianist
Education Royal Academy of Music
Nationality British
Music Songs Suite bergamasque, L. 75: III. Clair de lune, Debussy - La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin, Polonaise in A, Für Elise, Minuet for piano in G major, WoO 10/2, Automne, Suite for keyboard , Vol.1, No.5 in E major , HWV 430, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto, Le Coucou, Fantasy Impromptu, Op. 66, Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major K. 331 : 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegro, Jeux d'eau, Prelude in D Major, op. 23 no. 4, Liszt: Un sospiro, Melody in F, instrumental arrangement, Op. 3/1, Beethoven: Minuet in C, 25 Bagatelles: No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 'Für Elise', Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude, Prelude in G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5, Prelude in C Sharp Minor, op. 2 no. 3, Le Tombeau de Couperin: VI. Toccata, Waldszenen, Op. 82, No. 7: Vogel als Prophet, “Butterfly” Etude in G-flat, op. 25 no. 9, Études Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 1, Un poco più vivo, Prelude in E Flat Major, op. 23 no. 6, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto, 16 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 15 in A-Flat Major, Prelude in D, Op.23, No.4, Études Symphoniques, Op. 13: Variation 5, Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book II, Tango in D, Op. 165, No. 2, Tango
Albums Best-Loved Piano Classics 1, Piano Concerto no. 2 / Three Preludes, Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 8, Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 3, Highlights of Moura Lympany, Rachmaninoff: Concerto pour piano No. 2 - Mendelssohn: Capriccio brillant, Op. 22 (Mono Version), Chopin : 24 Préludes Op. 28; 7 études op.25 & op.10 - Apex, Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 1, Chopin: Préludes, Op. 28 (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 2, Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 4, Saint-Saëns: Concerto pour piano No. 2 (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 9, Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 10, Franck: Variations symphoniques - Schumann: Études symphoniques (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 7, Moura Lympany: Decca Recordings 1951-1952: Rachmaninov & Khachaturian, Schumann: Concerto pour piano Op. 54 - Prokofiev: Concerto pour piano No. 3, Op. 26 (Mono Version), Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2, Rachmaninov Piano Concert No 3, Khachaturian: Sabre Dance, Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 6, Rachmaninoff: 24 Preludes (Mono Version), Milestones of a Legend - Moura Lympany, Vol. 5, Rachmaninoff: Concerto pour piano, Op. 1 - Grieg: Concerto pour piano, Op. 16 (Mono Version), Moura Lympany: The HMV Recordings (1947-1952), Piano Favorites, 24 Preludes / Suite no. 2, Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28, Friedrich Gulda and Moura Lympany (2 Versions), Grieg / Schumann Piano Concertos, Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 25, MWV O7, Rudolf Serkin vs. Moura Lympany (Compare 2 Versions), Rachmaninov: Complete Preludes, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Mono Version), Moura Lympany Plays Chopin - The Reader's Digest 1966 Sessions, Grieg : Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16, The Very Best of Piano Classics, Trout Quintet / Death and the Maiden Quartet


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A Very Singular Man: A Film Portrait of Edward Heath 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Dame Moura Lympany)
The Brian Connell Interview 1980 TV Series Herself
Alan Melville Takes You from A-Z 1957 TV Series Herself
Music for You 1956 TV Series Herself

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