Gerald Moore

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Birthday
30, 1899
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 13, 1987 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1899
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 13, 1987 (87)

About

Respected accompanist for some of the greatest musicians of his day and author of literature on lieder interpretation and the art of accompanying.

Before Fame

He was unusually talented as a child and possessed perfect pitch, but did not fully embrace his gifts until his mid-twenties.

Trivia

His farewell concert featured three of the singers with whom he had collaborated the most: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Victoria de los Ángeles, and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf.

Family Life

He was the oldest of four children. His father David Frank Moore owned a men's outfitting company.

Associated With

He often gave witty and wise talks about accompanying, one of the first being for a Myra Hess lunchtime concert at the National Gallery.

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