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Moura Lympany

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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 Liège 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 Ysaÿe 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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    100 Best Relaxing Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 15606 Release Date: 01/15/2008   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Pachelbel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Andrei Gavrilov,  Europa Galante,  Fabio Biondi  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Alberto Lysy,  Yehudi Menuhin,  Erno Olah  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale,  Quartet of London,  Scottish Ensemble  ... 
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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Best Beethoven 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 97307 Release Date: 07/31/2007   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Eric Heidsieck,  Paul Tortelier,  Stephen Kovacevich,  Siegfried Rudolf Frese  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Riccardo Muti,  Jeffrey Tate  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Nash Ensemble  ... 
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  • 30.
    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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  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    Best Piano Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70886 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Maurice Ravel  ... 
    Performer:  Aldo Ciccolini,  John Ogdon,  Stanislav Bunin,  Moura Lympany  ... 
    Conductor:  Charles Dutoit,  Simon Rattle,  Riccardo Muti,  George Szell  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet members,  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 34.
    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 Labèque,  Katia Labèque
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    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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  • 38.
    The Most Relaxing Piano Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 67526 Release Date: 09/02/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov,  Peter Donohoe,  Moura Lympany,  Jean-Philippe Collard  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Simon Rattle,  Alceo Galliera,  Jerzy Maksymiuk  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    Kids Classics - Lullabies
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 66229 Release Date: 02/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Johannes Brahms,  Frédéric Chopin,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Victoria de los Angeles,  John Ogdon,  Jack Brymer,  Annie Fischer  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Wolfgang Sawallisch  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Sinfonia of London,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 45.
    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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