An intelligent and cultivated woman, Beatrice Limpenny had been a tutor to the children of a banker in St Petersburg, Russia, but returned to England in during World War I. Wanting her daughter to receive the best education and to learn Moura Lympany* - Chopin Preludes Nos. 17-24Beatrice, who originally taught her the piano, sent Moura to Das Humbta Tätärä - Gerd Fitz - Das Humbta Tätärä / Heile, Heile Gänsje convent in Belgium when she was barely 7 years old.
By the age of 9 Moura was practising five hours a day and playing J. Lympany duly won this. She made her concert debut with him at Harrogate inplaying this concerto. It was Basil Cameron who suggested that she adopt a stage name for the concert and an old spelling of her mother's maiden name, Limpenny, was chosen. Entering the Royal Academy of Music at 13, Lympany continued her piano studies with Coviello, graduating in and winning both the Challen Gold Medal for piano and the Hine Prize for composition.
Moura Lympany then travelled to Vienna for nine months where she studied piano with Paul Weingarten and in the following year she entered the Liszt Competition in Budapest but was not placed it was the year that Annie Fischer won first prize. She returned to England and continued her studies with Coviello; but perhaps because Lympany had had the same teacher for a length of time, her mother decided that she should have some lessons from Mathilde Verne who had studied with Clara Schumann.
The war slowed her career, but she played in Britain to help the war effort. In she was asked to Give Me A Reason (Assemblage23-Mix) - Endanger - Addicted To The Masses the first performance in Britain of the Piano Concerto in D-flat by Khachaturian.
With this concerto Lympany caused a sensation in Britain comparable with that engendered by William Kapell with the same work in America. She played it all over the country and recorded it for Decca, later giving first performances of it in Paris, Milan, Brussels and Australia. She had been approached when Clifford Curzon pleaded he would not be able to learn it in time. In Lympany and Adrian Boult were the first British musicians to perform in Paris after the liberation and the following year Lympany represented Britain at the Prague Music Festival.
Moura Lympany* - Chopin Preludes Nos. 17-24 Moura Lympany married Colin Defries, but they divorced in Lympany very much wanted to start a family but she had two miscarriages, and a son who died shortly after birth. She and Bennet Korn divorced in Some years later she became a close friend of the politician and amateur musician, Edward Heath, and mutual friends expressed hopes that they might marry, but this did not happen.
When living in New York, she continued her concert and recording career. The rehearsal of this piece was recorded and broadcast on Ed Sullivan's television show, at that time called Toast of the Town. She also took some lessons from Edward Steuermann at this time. After a five-week tour of Australia inher second marriage ended and she returned to London to recommence her career, but did not find this an easy task.
In Moura Lympany was diagnosed with breast cancer and her left breast De Swoboda - W. Ambros* - Nie Und Nimmer removed. She had Moura Lympany* - Chopin Preludes Nos.
17-24 second mastectomy but continued working and gained renewed popularity. She was sent there on health grounds, but quickly fell in love with the village and bought a house and vineyard there, dividing her time between it and her other home in Monte Carlo.
The F. Chopin recital she gave received excellent reviews. She also received honours from the Belgian, French, and Portuguese governments. At the age of 78 Lympany was still giving concerts. It was at this time that she decided to play the piano no longer. One of the finest of British pianists, Moura Lympany had a repertoire that was based on the Romantics. She came to prominence with the Piano Concerto by Khachaturian and S.
Mozart to Arnold Moura Lympany* - Chopin Preludes Nos. 17-24 . Rachmaninovand when long-playing records appeared, she recorded them again.
A third recording was made for Erato in The Piano Concerto No. Other EMI recordings from the late s and early s include a sparkling F.
This disc, and a Moura Lympany* - Chopin Preludes Nos. 17-24 second volume recorded in Marchis the most delightful of recordings. Her last recording was made in for Erato, when she was nearly eighty. Undaunted by technical challenges, Lympany recorded F.
Mozart 's Piano Concertos K. MendelssohnLitolff, F. LisztOlympia S. Rachmaninov and ProkofievPristine Audio C. Other notable recordings: J. Home Page. Moura Lympany Piano. Moura Lympany was born Mary Gertrude Johnstone.