Myra Hess

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Birthday
25, 1890
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1965 (75)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1890
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 25, 1965 (75)

About

Influential teacher and musician known for her adept interpretations of such composers as Beethoven, Mozart, and Schumann.

Before Fame

She studied at the Guildhall School of Music, graduating with a Gold Medal.

Trivia

She created the lunchtime concert during World War II as a substitute for concert halls being blacked out in the evening because of the German threat. This inspired the founding of City Music Society.

Family Life

Her students were many and a significant percentage of them achieved recognition for their gifts, including Clive Lythgoe and Richard and John Contiguglia.

Associated With

She gave lessons to Dave Brubeck's mother, Ivy.