Focusing on the years that Paderewski spent in Paris in the late 1880′s and early 1890′s, this program highlights his connections with French musicians and artists and the important role of the Parisian salons in launching Paderewski’s international career.
Among the works in the program are Paderewski’s Violin Sonata and Saint-Saëns’s Polonaise for two pianos, a work that he dedicated to Paderewski and with whom he gave the premiere.
Written by Eve Wolf
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Costume Design by Vanessa James
November 8, 2001
The Kosciuszko Foundation,
15 East 65th Street, NY, NY