HESS, DAME MYRA (1890–1956), British pianist. Hess made her debut in Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with Sir Thomas Beecham in 1907, and subsequently toured Europe, the U.S., and Canada. She gained fame especially in performances of Scarlatti, Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, and the piano concertos of Mozart and Beethoven. During the Blitz in London in World War II she organized daily lunchtime concerts in the National Gallery and was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1941 for her contribution to maintaining morale in the city. (Judith Cohen)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Hess, Dame Myra — ▪ British pianist born Feb. 25, 1890, London died Nov. 25, 1965, London  English pianist known for her interpretations of the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Robert Schumann.       Hess studied at the Guildhall School of Music and at the… …   Universalium

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  • Dame Myra Hess — noun English pianist (1890 1965) • Syn: ↑Hess • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pianist, ↑piano player …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myra Hess — Dame Myra Hess DBE (25 February 1890 – 25 November 1965) was a British pianist. She was born in London as Julia Myra Hess, but was best known by her middle name. At the age of five she began to study the piano and two years later entered the… …   Wikipedia

  • Myra Hess — Dame Myra Hess, DBE, (* 25. Februar 1890 in London; † 25. November 1965 ebenda) war eine britische Pianistin. Julia Myra Hess studierte an der Royal Academy of Music bei Tobias Matthay. Konzertreisen führten sie durch Großbritannien …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Hess — noun 1. English pianist (1890 1965) • Syn: ↑Dame Myra Hess • Instance Hypernyms: ↑pianist, ↑piano player 2. Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881 1973) • Syn: ↑Walter Hess, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hess — n. family name; Victor Franz Hess (1883 1964), Austrian born American physicist, Nobel Prize winner in 1936; Dame Myra Hess (1890 1965), British pianist; Walter Richard Rudolph Hess (born 1894 1987), German official in the Nazi party; Walter… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Myra Hess — n. Dame Myra Hess (1890 1965), British pianist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hess — /hes/, n. 1. Dame Myra, 1890 1965, English pianist. 2. Victor Francis, 1883 1964, U.S. physicist, born in Austria: Nobel prize 1936. 3. Walter Rudolf, 1881 1973, Swiss physiologist: Nobel prize for medicine 1949. 4. (Walther Richard) Rudolf /vahl …   Universalium

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