Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Moura Lympany, Veteran Concert Pianist, Is Dead

Sad news today. One of the grand dames of the keyboard has left us.

"Moura Lympany, the colorful and elegant British concert pianist whose career lasted more than 65 years, died on March 28 in Menton, France. She was 88...Ms. Lympany avoided specialization, yet she is often associated with Russian music, particularly Rachmaninoff (she was the first to record his complete Preludes) and Khachaturian. She gave Khachaturian's piano concerto its first performances outside the Soviet Union, touring with it in 1940."

Read the rest of teh NYT Obit here

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