[Polish pah-de-ref-ski; English pad-uh-ref-skee, -rev-]
- I·gnace [French ee-nyas] /French iˈnyas/or Ig·na·cy Jan [Polish ig-nah-tsi yahn] /Polish ɪgˈnɑ tsɪ yɑn/, 1860–1941, Polish pianist, composer, patriot, and statesman.
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A pianist is boomed a year ahead, like Paderewski, for instance.
The Paderewski of 1902 and 1905 is very unlike the Paderewski of 1891.
His line is the actual manipulation of the pianoforte—the Paderewski touch.
Something about it reminds you of the way Paderewski plays it.
"It sounded like Paderewski," you stammer in a dazed sort of way.
- Ignace Jan (iɲas jan). 1860–1941, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman; prime minister (1919)
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