Germaine Thyssens-Valentin (Piano)
Born: 2nd July 1902, Maastricht, Netherlands
Died: 7th July 1987, Paris, France
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.