Eileen Joyce

Australian pianist. Born 1 January 1908. Died 25 March 1991
Eileen Joyce
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1908-01-01
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Eileen Joyce

Eileen Joyce Biography (Wikipedia)

Eileen Alannah Joyce CMG (1 January 1908 – 25 March 1991) was an Australian pianist whose career spanned more than 30 years. She lived in England in her adult years.

Her recordings made her popular internationally (less so in the USA) in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly during World War II; at her zenith she was compared in popular esteem with Gracie Fields and Vera Lynn. When she played in Berlin in 1947 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, an eminent German critic classed her with Clara Schumann, Sophie Menter and Teresa Carreño. When she performed in the United States in 1950, Irving Kolodin called her "the world's greatest unknown pianist". She became even better known during the 1950s, when she played 50 recitals a year in London alone, which were always sold out. She also performed a series of "Marathon Concerts", playing as many as four concertos in a single evening. Her Mozart was described as "of impeccable taste and feeling", she was a Bach player "of commanding authority", and "a Lisztian of both poetry and bravura". Her playing of the second movement of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto in the films Brief Encounter and The Seventh Veil (both 1945) helped popularise the work. A 1950 biography of Eileen Joyce's early life became a best-seller and was translated into various languages; a feature film Wherever She Goes (1951) was based on the book, but was much less successful.

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Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
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Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor
Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 
III. Allegro scherzando
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Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 
III. Allegro scherzando
Eileen Joyce
Claire de Lune
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Claire de Lune
Eileen Joyce
Piano Concerto No 2 - Rachmaninov
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Piano Concerto No 2 - Rachmaninov
Eileen Joyce
Clair De Lune (Debussy)
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Clair De Lune (Debussy)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1959: Prom 43
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Royal Albert Hall
1959-09-12T13:07:52
12
Sep
1959

Proms 1959: Prom 43

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1958: Prom 36
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Royal Albert Hall
1958-09-05T13:07:52
5
Sep
1958

Proms 1958: Prom 36

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1957: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1957
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Royal Albert Hall
1957-07-20T13:07:52
20
Jul
1957

Proms 1957: Prom 01 - First Night of the Proms 1957

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1956: Prom 49 - Last Night of the Proms 1956
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Royal Albert Hall
1956-09-15T13:07:52
15
Sep
1956

Proms 1956: Prom 49 - Last Night of the Proms 1956

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1955: Prom 26
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Royal Albert Hall
1955-08-22T13:07:52
22
Aug
1955

Proms 1955: Prom 26

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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