Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Composer, Pianist...and Prime Minister of Poland

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski: Composer, pianist, statesman By Genthe, Arnold (1869-1942), via Wikipedia Commons

Ignacy Jan Paderewski was a dashing, virtuoso pianist around the turn of the 20th century. In 1919, he was the Prime Minister of Poland (his signature is on the Treaty of Versailles). On Thursday's Performance Today, hear Paderewski's Piano Concerto No. 1 from a concert in his hometown of Warsaw, Poland.