Thursday, May 1, 2008

Paderewski, Ignace Jan

(1860-1941), Polish stateman, pianist & composer, studied piano at the Warsaw Conservatory, then in Berlin, toured Europe, US, Australia as a pianist. In 1919 he was chosen premier and foreign minister of the new Polish state which he represented at the Versaille Peace Conference. He composed 1 opera(Manru), piano concerto, and other piano music.

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