Paderewski Souvenirs - Various Artists
Music, songs, and the voice of Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) speaking in English appealing for financial help during WWII for Polish war victims.
01. Minuet - op.14 no.1
02. Love Song - op.10 no.2
03. Mazurek - op.5 no.2
04. Piper's Song - op.18 no.2
05. Nocturne - op.16 no.4
06. Falling Tears - op.18 no.5
07. Musical Moment - op.16 no.6
08. Wanderer's Song - op.10 no.2
09. Krakowiak - op.14 no.6*
10. Paderewski's Voice
11. White Eagle March**
Total running time: 36 minutes, 35 seconds.
The booklet insert includes a brief biography about the musician, composer, and Prime Minister - Ignacy Jan Paderewski. During World War II, he was a spokesman and fundraiser for the cause of Polish freedom. The booklet also contains information about the selected compositions on this album and the English translations for "The Piper's Song" and "Falling Tears."
"Paderewski was famous for his brilliant pianistic technique, passionate lyricism and innovative tone color… this collection of songs is a tribute to the man and his music."
— Alice Belmont
Vocalist: Andrea Schafer
Instrumental ensembles: *Dennis Motyka's Good Times, **Rick Rzeszutko's Music Company