Classics of the Phonograph

Dame Myra Hess

Myra Hess

Myra Hess By Carl Van Vechten - Van Vechten Collection at Library of Congress, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Dame Myra Hess, born in London in 1890, was one of England’s most famous pianists from the 1920s to the 1950s. With a very wide repertory, she excelled in Beethoven, Schubert, and especially Schumann. Most revered for her concerts in the National Gallery during World War II, she left many treasurable records, some of which we will hear on this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM.