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Germaine Thyssens-Valentin (Piano)

Born: 2nd July 1902, Maastricht, Netherlands

Died: 7th July 1987, Paris, France

Nationality: Dutch

Germaine Thyssens-Valentin was a classical pianist of Franco-Dutch parentage, noted for her performances of French music. She studied under Gabriel Fauré at the Paris Conservatoire, and in the 1950s, after a long absence from performing while she raised a family of five children, she recorded a series of discs of Fauré's music that have been reissued on compact disc to considerable acclaim.