Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Krzysztof Penderecki

Paderewski, Ignacy Jan


Born Nov. 18, 1860, in Kuryłówka, Podolia; died June 29,1941, in New York. Polish pianist, composer, and statesman.

Paderewski studied piano at the Warsaw Conservatory (until 1878) and composition with F. Kiel in Berlin. From 1884 to 1886 he studied piano with T. Leschetizky in Vienna. After making his debut in Vienna at the age of 27, he gained world renown as one of the leading pianists of his time. A pianist of the romantic school, Paderewski combined virtuosity and verve with a refinement of execution. Chopin’s works dominated his extensive repertoire, and between 1935 and 1940 he was one of the editors of a complete edition of Chopin’s works. Paderewski wrote many short piano pieces, as well as the opera Manru (staged by the Wielki Theater in Warsaw in 1901 and subsequently by many of the world’s largest theaters), a symphony, and a piano concerto.

Paderewski became active in politics during World War I, when he joined the pro-Entente Polish National Committee. He served as the committee’s representative to the USA in 1917. From January to November 1919, he was prime minister and foreign minister of Poland. Paderewski and R. Dmowski represented Poland at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919–20. In 1936, while living in Switzerland, he helped create a bloc of bourgeois parties (Morges Front) opposed to the sanacja regime. In 1940 he became chairman of the émigré National Council.

References in periodicals archive ?
Every company in the all-volunteer army put the name Ignacy Jan Paderewski on its roll.
Expansion and renovation of the pomeranian philharmonic named after ignacy jan paderewski in bydgoszcz consisting in the renovation, reconstruction and extension of the pomeranian philharmonic in bydgoszcz.
(2.) Formerly: The Center for the Documentation of the Life and Works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
Although the music of Liszt has been edited by some of the great pianist-composers of the twentieth century, including Ferruccio Busoni and Ignacy Jan Paderewski, any pianist interested in both the technical and musicological complexities of Liszt's music will benefit greatly from Henle's new edition of the Hungarian Rhapsody no.
Contract notice: Proceeding 78/2018 - thermomodernization of the first-degree psm building ignacy jan paderewski in sycw
Here we find fellow pianists such as Josef Hofmann, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Artur Schnabel, although it is difficult to imagine any reader of the book who is unfamiliar with these individuals.
As only a few Polish composers have international reputations with Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), and Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) being the most well-known names of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries and Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki (b.
While few books have been published in English, scholarly editions of early Polish music, of Ignacy Jan Paderewski's works, and other series should find their way into every music library in North America.
ignacy jan paderewski in bialystok, in the framework of the project development of the gas distribution system in the agglomeration of bialystok.
ignacy jan paderewski on plot 226/6, 234/1, 234/2 in bialystok, precinct wall, along with the implementation of works accompanying the construction of a linear object.