Sunday Pipes #50 (A Variation On The Theme)

The variation being a keyboard. . .  without the pipes.

On this date in 1919, pianist and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski became the first premier of the newly created Republic of Poland.

Below is a short clip from the  1937  movie Moonlight Sonata where Paderewski  injects a little humor into a tense situation when it is learned that he is a pianist, he is enlisted to fill in for the house pianist after she leaves in tears.  The piece he was asked to play was his  ” “Menuet Op. 14”

His identity still unknown (I think), he  looked at the sheet music on the piano and stated that “I think I can just about manage that.”   (The wiki on the movie can be read here)


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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2 Responses to Sunday Pipes #50 (A Variation On The Theme)

  1. Excellent music Ray, and a delightful story behind it!

    Liked by 1 person

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