LONDON (Nov. 28)
Dame Myra Hess, the world-famous Jewish pianist, died here this weekend at the age of 75. Generally regarded as the finest woman pianist of her time, she was a brilliant virtuoso and an interpretive musician. She helped many young composers by playing their previously unknown compositions.
Born in London, she was the youngest of four children of the late Frederick Hess, an Orthodox Jew who had taught Myra and his other children Hebrew and Jewish tradition.