Music: Paderewski

During one of his early tours of the United States, Paderewski played a concert at San Jose, California. Two ambitious students at Leland Stanford University managed the recital. They had guaranteed the pianist $2,000. The affair was not much of a success. Only a small audience appeared. The box office receipts were only $1,600. The two despairing students went to the pianist's secretary, and, in tones of anguish, told him that they could turn over only the $1,600 at the moment, but that they would pay the other $400 if they were given a...

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