New for the page "Yesterday's
Early in September a biography page for
Dame Myra Hess
was published at the
Carolina Classical Collection
, edited by Charley Moss. This is an excellent, concise article
about this famous lady and she forms the inspiration for this month's
Nigel Nettheim has expanded his offerings about
into an index listing several rare articles about her life.
This past month two readers (see Letters
to the Editor
) introduced me to two great pianists from the past who have been
(b. Hungary, 1879; d. Zurich, May 27, 1977) and Lubka Kolessa (b. Lvov, Ukraine, May 19,1904; d. Toronto, Canada, 1997).
September's Gramophone magazine listed the obituaries
of two important women pianists, one of whom has always been listed in
this site and was moved to the historic women list:
(b. Poland, Dec. 30, 1922; d. July 1, 2001).
The other pianist,
(b. San Francisco, October 7, 1921; d. June 9, 2001) was
the sister of Yehudi and Hepzibah Menuhin, both of whom regarded her as
the "most talented of the three"! Her name links to her obituary which
provides a fascinating story of a performer who persisted despite a opposing
mother and jealous second husband. Finding a compatible spouse by the
age of 39, she then spent years performing as a duo with her husband, as
well as some solo performing.
New for the page "Today's Top Concert
Did you see
(b. Canada, July 26, 1958) on the front cover of September's
Gramophone? Inside the magazine is an insightful interview with
one of the world's leading Bach specialists.
New for the page "Other Contemporary
New names added last month include:
Just a note from the Webmaster
This past month an effort was made to make all the pages viewable
in Netscape. Hopefully the entire site is now viewable by all visitors.
If you are still having problems, please email the editor. Apologies
for the site being unexpectedly down Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28/29.