Definitions

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  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)

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Examples

  • After a moment of very natural nonplussment the lady said, "Oh, but, Mr. Shaw, Paderewski is not a violinist!"

    Bernard Shaw and the Empire

  • But rather than install him in his own Steinway Hall downtown, Steinway booked Paderewski in Carnegie's place.

    Opening Night, Before It Was Carnegie Hall

  • There are references to great artists: "William couldn't believe how Paderewski blew through money," Ms. Karvellas says of the electrifying piano virtuoso and Polish political leader.

    Steinway on the Superhighway

  • (Soundbite of song, "Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major") HUIZENGA: And you know what else is interesting about Paderewski.

    Chopin With A Polish Touch

  • Paderewski was a bit of a star around Europe and the United States.

    Chopin With A Polish Touch

  • In Ellington's Sophisticated Lady, executed with all the virtuosity of a Paderewski or a first class hip-hop DJ, he even 'sampled' a fragment of We Shall Overcome, the famed Civil Rights 'freedom-song, to make for an especially apt musical tribute.

    Michael Henry Adams: Black Elegance!

  • Paderewski was a bit of a star around Europe and the United States.

    Chopin With A Polish Touch

  • Paderewski was a bit of a star around Europe and the United States.

    Chopin With A Polish Touch

  • (Soundbite of song, "Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major") HUIZENGA: And you know what else is interesting about Paderewski.

    Chopin With A Polish Touch

  • In Ellington's Sophisticated Lady, executed with all the virtuosity of a Paderewski or a first class hip-hop DJ, he even 'sampled' a fragment of We Shall Overcome, the famed Civil Rights 'freedom-song, to make for an especially apt musical tribute.

    Michael Henry Adams: Black Elegance!

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