Music: Pianist Patriot

Twenty years ago the title of "world's most famous musician" belonged to a shockheaded Pole named Ignace Jan Paderewski. Flame-haired Virtuoso Paderewski was the greatest pianist of his time and one of its most lionized personalities. Women swooned at his concerts, pursued him to beg a lock of his long red-gold hair. Kings and cabbageheads applauded him. Even among people who never went near a concert hall "Paderoosky" was a name to conjure with.

When the World War broke out Pianist Paderewski's career took an abrupt turn. A fervent patriot, he foresaw a chance...