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DAME MYRA HESS - PIANIST

Autographed original matte, double-weight 8 x 10 Van Damm of New York photograph also signed by the photographer in white ink.

Hess (1890-1965) was the favorite pupil of Tobias Matthay. A child prodigy, she was not forced onto the stage at an early age. She made her debut with orchestra in November, 1907, hiring a young Sir Thomas Beecham to conduct the New Symphony Orchestra. Hess was a major proponent of the three Bs, Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. However, that never deterred her from other composers for the piano, Chopin, de Falla, Field, Granados, MacDowell and Ravel in concert and in the recording studio. She was a great proponent of lunchtime concerts and helped keep the National Gallery going even during the Blitz. She also gave endless charity concerts during the War as well. Hess toured throughout the United States, even to smaller cities on an annual basis from 1946 on. The Chicago Cultural Centers gives lunchtime concerts daily in her memory. She retired in 1961 following a stroke.

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