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Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Paderewski debuted at Carnegie Hall during its first season on November 17, 1891, and until his death on June 29, 1941, he contributed substantially to the cultural life of the City of New York.
Presented by Raphael Kastoriano, Voytek Matushevski, Behre Piano Assoc., Inc., and the City of New York
November 17, 1991
Erected 1991 by Raphael Kastoriano, Voytek Matushevski, Behre Piano Assoc., Inc., and the City of New York.
Location. 40° 45.872′ N, 73° 58.642′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of West 57th Street and 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West 57th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West 57th Street, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 130 West 57th Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artists' Gate (about 600 feet away); Simon Bolivar Statue 163-165 West 57th Street (about 700 feet away); Alwyn Court Apartments (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Alwyn Court Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osborne Apartments (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leonard Bernstein (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Ignacy Jan Paderewski.
•Per Wikipedia: "...It was in Vienna that he made his musical debut in 1887. He soon gained great popularity and his subsequent appearances (in Paris in 1889, and in London in 1890) were major successes. His brilliant playing created a furore which reached to almost extravagant lengths of admiration; and his triumphs were repeated in the United States in 1891. His name at once became synonymous with the highest level of piano virtuosity."
•Paderewski was the first Prime Minister of the newly restored Polish state after the First World War, serving in that capacity from January 1919 through December 1919.
•The Buckingham's biography of Paderewski notes, "...the Buckingham Hotel the obvious choice for his visits:
Also see . . .
1. Ignacy Jan Paderewski. The Buckingham Hotel's biography of Ignacy Jan Paderewski. (Submitted on November 8, 2009.)
2. The Hotel. The Buckingham Hotel's history of itself. Includes a long list of cultural luminaries that have been associated with the hotel, as well as a timeline with dates and noted events related to the hotel. (Submitted on November 8, 2009.)
3. Paderewski Biography. The Paderewski Association's biography of... (Submitted on November 8, 2009.)
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