Guiomar Novaes

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Birthday
28, 1895
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Mar 7, 1979 (84)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1895
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Mar 7, 1979 (84)

About

One of the 20th century's greatest pianists. She was known for her subtlety, nuance, and interpretative individualism.

Before Fame

She had to compete before a jury in order to gain entrance into the Conservatoire de Paris. She won the competition without question, and jury member Claude Debussy was amazed by her skills and mastery.

Trivia

She was one of the few to record Songs Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn.

Family Life

Her family was huge, and she was one of the youngest children.

Associated With

She recorded Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Otto Klemperer.