Moura Lympany

Biography

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
First Night Of The Proms 1943 / Nash, Lympany, Wood, London Po
Release Date: 10/14/2008   Label: Somm  
Catalog: 76   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 26.
    Best Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70853 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gioachino Rossini,  Alexander Borodin,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Bell,  Henriette Puig-Roget,  Victoria de los Angeles,  Heather Harper  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum,  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Polish Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Best Film Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70900 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Pachelbel  ... 
    Performer:  André Saint-Clivier,  Wayne Marshall,  Maria Tipo,  Andrei Gavrilov  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe,  Sir David Willcocks,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Sir Neville Marriner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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    Rachmaninov: Suite No 2 For 2 Pianos, Preludes / Katia & Marielle Labeque, Lympany
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 4620362 Release Date: 05/09/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Moura Lympany,  Marielle Labčque,  Katia Labčque
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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    Chopin: Preludes Op. 28, 7 Etudes / Moura Lympany
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 4601582 Release Date: 06/23/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
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  • 33.
    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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  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    Piano Favorites / Moura Lympany
    Label: Emi Seraphim   Catalog: 69028 Release Date: 10/17/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erik Satie,  Maurice Ravel,  Frédéric Chopin,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Moura Lympany
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Biography

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
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Kinderszenen Op. 15: Träumerei
Träumerei (No. 7 of Kinderszenen Op. 15)
Children's Corner: I. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
Children's Corner: II. Jimbo's Lullaby
Children's Corner: III. Serenade for the Doll
Children's Corner: IV. The Snow is Dancing
Children's Corner: V. The Little Shepherd
Children's Corner: VI. Golliwogg's Cake Walk
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Suite bergamasque: Clair de lune
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto (excerpt) (arr. Norman Bates, pub. EMI Music Publ. Ltd)
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto