$150.00

SKU: AM00142 Category:

Description

Description: This cream-colored silk broadside advertises acclaimed Polish pianist Ignace Paderewski’s “First American Radio Recital Inaugurating His Twentieth Tour of the United States” on February 26, 1939. It was presented by the Magic Key of RCA in NBC Studio at Radio City.  Paderewski’s program included a selection of Beethoven and Chopin as well as one of his own compositions.
 
In his youth, Paderewski (1860-1941) became world famous for his skills as a pianist and composer which allowed him access to his later diplomatic roles. He was a key player in obtaining the inclusion of Poland as an independent nation in Woodrow Wilson’s post-WWI peace terms, the Fourteen Points, and he served as Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as Prime Minister in 1919.
 
Broadside measures 8 3/4’” x 6”. We include with the broadside a vintage 10” x 8” photograph of a painting of Paderewski by Tade Styka. Item #AM00142.
 
Condition: A few light spots and a light pencil notation towards middle, otherwise in very good condition.