Music: Paderewski

Paderewski's return to the Paris concert stage was a jour de fete. Thousands thronged his way to the theatre, thousands besieged him as he concluded his first performance, a benefit affair.

Nearly a hundred friends of the great Pole were his guests this opening day. He bought them tickets at the box office price, asking the theatre management only for a dressing room where he might soak his hands in hot water for half an hour before playing. That is his recipe for suppleness.

The French press took occasion to retell the story of how...

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