Moura Lympany


Born: August 18, 1916; Saltash, England  
Dame Moura Lympany was one of the first in an internationally successful group of female British piano virtuosos to emerge in the twentieth century. She was born in Saltash, Devon, in 1916. Lympany showed unusual promise at the keyboard during her childhood, and began her formal training at the Ličge Conservatory, in Belgium. Upon her return to England, she received an Ada Lewis Scholarship enabling her to continue her studies at the Royal Read more Academy of Music in London, as a pupil of Coviello. Her other tutors included Paul Weingarten, Mathilde Verne, and Edward Steuermann, and Tobias Matthay, the last-named exerting the strongest influence upon her playing style was exerted by the German-born pedagogue Tobias Matthay.

Lympany's first solo appearance took place when she was 12 -- she performed Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 at Harrogate, Yorkshire. In 1938, the jury of the Ysa˙e Piano Competition in Brussels awarded her second prize after Emil Gilels, though she was rated more highly than Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and several other famous pianists. In 1940, Lympany gave the British premiere of Aram Khachaturian's Piano Concerto in London. Always a pioneer of new works by British composers, she gave performances throughout the world of concertos by Delius, John Ireland, and Alan Rawsthorne. Dame Moura Lympany's many acclaimed recordings include the first-ever complete cycle of Rachmaninov's Preludes. Now retired, she had a huge repertoire, which included more than 50 concertos. In 1991, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame of the British Empire. Read less
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  • 1.
    100 Best Film Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 553645 Release Date: 01/08/2016   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Alfred Newman,  Richard Strauss,  John T. Williams,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Nicolai Gedda,  Ernest Blanc,  Augustin Dumay,  Gary Hoffman  ... 
    Conductor:  Paul Bateman,  Rudolf Kempe,  Geoff Love,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Jean-Marie Leclair,  The Hungarian Quartet,  Il Giardino Armonico  ... 
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    Decca Sound  – Mono Years 1944 -1956
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002280602 Release Date: 04/07/2015   Number of Discs: 53
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Maurice Ravel,  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus,  Clifford Curzon,  Alfredo Campoli,  Henry Datyner  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Ataulfo Argenta,  Roger Desormičre,  Karl Münchinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  Paris Conservatoire Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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  • 3.
    Moura Lympany - The Hmv Recordings, 1947-1952
    Label: Apr   Catalog: 6011 Release Date: 09/10/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
    Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik,  Herbert Menges,  Walter Susskind
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  • 4.
    50 Best Romantic Piano Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 333232 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Edvard Grieg,  Franz Liszt,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Cécile Ousset,  Leif Ove Andsnes,  John Ogdon,  Garrick Ohlsson  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rostal & Schaefer Piano Duo
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  • 5.
    The Best Classical Piano Ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 04748 Release Date: 09/18/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Gabriel Fauré,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  John Ogdon,  André Watts,  Aldo Ciccolini,  Cécile Ousset  ... 
    Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
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  • 6.
    The Greatest Classical Music Ever!: 50 Best Relaxing Classical
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 04104 Release Date: 09/18/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Frédéric Chopin,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Han-Na Chang,  John Ogdon,  Hans Kalafusz,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Leonard Slatkin,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Adrian Boult  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wiener Streichsextett
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  • 7.
    Fifty Shades Of Grey: The Classical Album
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 78466 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Johann Pachelbel,  Thomas Tallis,  Frédéric Chopin  ... 
    Performer:  Samson François,  Arleen Augér,  José Luis Garcia,  Peter Barley  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Yan Pascal Tortelier,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cellos of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Cellos,  Les Violons du Roy
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    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 648500 Release Date: 11/16/2010   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Itzhak Perlman,  Katia Labčque,  Marielle Labčque,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Riccardo Muti,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 9.
    50 Best Piano
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 57540 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Franz Liszt,  Claude Debussy,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev,  André Watts,  Stanislav Bunin,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Wayne Marshall,  Leonard Bernstein,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  David Zinman  ... 
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  • 10.
    50 Best Relaxing Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57547 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Jules Massenet,  Gabriel Fauré,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Hans Kalafusz,  Stephen Farr,  Han-Na Chang,  Jacqueline Du Pré  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Sir Neville Marriner,  David Hill,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra Wind and Brass Ensemble
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  • 11.
    50 Best Romantic Classics
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 57555 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Jacques Offenbach,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Georges Bizet,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Ann Murray,  Jessye Norman,  Han-Na Chang,  Maria Callas  ... 
    Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling,  Leonard Slatkin,  Georges Prętre,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
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  • 12.
    Relax - The World's Most Beautiful Music - Music For The Soul - 36 Tracks
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 17279 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Karl Jenkins,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Sabine Meyer,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Paul Beniston,  Hugh Bean  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans Vonk,  Alberto Lysy,  Karl Jenkins,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Weimar,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  Camerata Lysy  ... 
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  • 13.
    First Night Of The Proms 1943 / Nash, Lympany, Wood, London Po
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 76 Release Date: 10/14/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Lamar Stringfield,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Anonymous  ... 
    Performer:  Heddle Nash,  Moura Lympany
    Conductor:  Sir Henry Wood
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Best Romantic Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 15490 Release Date: 01/15/2008   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Isaac Albeniz,  Lucio Quarantotto,  Pablo de Sarasate,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Byzantine,  Amy Nuttall,  Anne-Sophie Mutter,  Sharon Isbin  ... 
    Conductor:  Julian Kershaw,  Seiji Ozawa,  Lawrence Foster,  Sir John Barbirolli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Orchestra,  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra,  Rome Opera House Orchestra  ... 
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  • 15.
    Beecham Collection -  Rpo - The Early Days
    Label: Somm   Catalog: 19 Release Date: 05/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
    Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 16.
    Original Masters - Moura Lympany
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 4756368 Release Date: 03/01/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov,  Aram Khachaturian
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
    Conductor:  Anthony Collins,  Anatole Fistoulari
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Symphony Orchestra of London,  London Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Rachmaninov: Preludes, Op 23 & 32 / Lympany
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1349 Release Date: 07/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
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  • 18.
    Classical Heartbreakers
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85345 Release Date: 01/13/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Sir Edward Elgar,  Lucio Quarantotto,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Cohen,  Laszlo Varga,  André Previn,  Garrick Ohlsson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Norman Del Mar,  David Abel  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 19.
    Ivory Classics 5th Anniversary - Turina, Chopin, Et Al
    Label: Ivory Classics   Catalog: 72010 Release Date: 11/19/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Earl Wild,  Albert Wong,  Nadia Reisenberg,  Shura Cherkassky  ... 
    Conductor:  Massimo Freccia
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 20.
    The Perfect Beethoven
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67317 Release Date: 03/14/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Emil Gilels,  Robert Holl,  Stuart Burrows,  Julia Hamari  ... 
    Conductor:  George Szell,  Eugen Jochum,  Kurt Sanderling,  Paul Strauss  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 21.
    Tribute To A Piano Legend - Dame Moura Lympany
    Label: Ivory Classics   Catalog: 70906 Release Date: 06/15/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Manuel de Falla,  Henry Charles Litolff,  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
    Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent,  Massimo Freccia
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Unforgettable Classics - Glorious
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 573110 Release Date: 01/26/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
    Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Riccardo Muti,  Franz Welser-Möst,  Vernon Handley  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Chamber Orchestra,  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Stockholm Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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