Robert Greenberg

Historian, Composer, Pianist, Speaker, Author

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Paderewski “on tour” in 1916

Dr. Bob Prescribes Paderewski: Piano Concerto in A minor, OP. 17 (1888)

June 30th, 2020

Relatively late pianistic bloomer though he may have been, when Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) performed, audiences went wild. It’s no exaggeration to say that when Paderewski made his international debut in Vienna in 1887 at the age of 27 he became a legend almost overnight. Not since Franz Liszt (1811-1886) had concert-goers seen and heard such a complete, made-for-the-stage package: over-the-top pianistic flamboyance; tremendous stage charisma; striking, movie-star good looks; a head of hair that…

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