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Recorded 1958. The great English pianist Myra Hess plays her famous transcription of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring from Bach's Cantata No. 147 and the Scarlatti Sonata in G K14.

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Myra Hess Pianist Myra Hess devised a series of celebrated concerts. Upon the declaration of war, all cultural institutions – galleries, theatres, concert halls, museums – were shut. With the city under a cultural blackout, Londoners were left with nowhere to go for entertainment. Once emptied of its paintings, the Gallery itself looked abandoned. Kenneth Clark, the Gallery’s director, hoped to keep it open for cultural pursuits. He eagerly seized the opportunity of Myra Hess's…

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Brahms - Waltz in A flat Op 39, No 15 - Myra Hess.wmv

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Myra Hess's wartime concerts | History | The National Gallery, London (What a beautiful portrait...)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by J. S. Bach (Myra Hess transcription) - Maria Dolnycky, piano

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Princess Irene and Princess Alix of Hesse, 1880 [in Portraits of Royal Children Vol.25 1879-80] | Royal Collection Trust

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The birth of Dame Myra Hess, on this day 25th February, 1890. English pianist, For her contribution in maintaining the morale of the British people in London during WW!!, King George VI awarded her a CBE in 1941- Myra Hess plays Mozart K. 453 in the National Gallery, London with the RAF Orchestra, wonderful video

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Grand Duchess Elizabeth, Empress Alexandra (seated) and Princess Irene of Prussia, 1901.

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Schubert - Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 (Myra Hess) - YouTube

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