Tuesday, July 25, 2006

The Man Who Knew Paderewski

It was Paderewski who advised Wladziu Valentino Liberace to bill himself using just his last name. Liberace, a child prodigy and who made his debut with the Chicago Symphony while still a teen, left classical music and became a Vegas icon.

Liberace is also the subject of a new film that's in the works. Nicholas Cage is reported as producing and starring in the film about Liberace's life. Apparently Cage is a big Liberace fan. Cage owns one of Liberace's jackets that he bought at auction.

More about the move can be found here.


Daniel Wolf said...

My paternal grandparents were both born in Paso Robles, CA, where Paderewski took water cures. My grandmother even once played piano for Paderewski who corrected tempi and fingerings on the famous "Minuet a l'Antique".

Bart Collins said...

Daniel Wolf! How cool is that connection!