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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    23 Sep '13 21:59 / 3 edits
    First one by Liberace: I have to correct myself, the Minuet in G by Paderewski actually. Sorry about that

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tUrMuqS2uQ

    And by the master himself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9IBBd-9aRM

    A lot more charming by the master's hand, eh! Slower and with rubato.
  2. 23 Sep '13 22:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    First one by Liberace: I have to correct myself, the Minuet in G by Paderewski actually. Sorry about that

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tUrMuqS2uQ

    And by the master himself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9IBBd-9aRM

    A lot more charming by the master's hand, eh! Slower and with rubato.
    For the longest time he was considered the best on earth until Rubinstein & Rachmaninoff exploded onto the scene. I love his poetry and incredible depth. His minuet was one of my first loves in piano music.
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Sep '13 13:23
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    For the longest time he was considered the best on earth until Rubinstein & Rachmaninoff exploded onto the scene. I love his poetry and incredible depth. His minuet was one of my first loves in piano music.
    AND he was made Prime Minister of Poland to top it off! How many musicians ever got that high in ANY government?
  4. 24 Sep '13 22:27
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    AND he was made Prime Minister of Poland to top it off! How many musicians ever got that high in ANY government?
    He's the only one I know of who was both a musician and an able politician. He was an able ruler and governed with distinction and compassion.
  5. 25 Sep '13 11:43
    Here's a wonderfully witty Paderewski quote:

    When introduced to an athlete he was confused with."You are both leaders in your spheres, though the spheres are very different." "Not so very different," Paderewski replied. "You are a dear soul who plays polo, and I am a poor Pole who plays solo."