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Paderewski: Time-line

Age Date   Event
0 1860 6 Nov Born in Kurylowka, now in Ukraine
3 1864   Father imprisoned by Russians for patriotic activities
4 1865   Father released from prison
11 1872 Jan Enters the Warsaw Conservatory
17 1878 Jun Graduates from Warsaw Conservatory and is engaged by the Conservatory to teach piano
19 1880 7 Jan Marries Antonia Korsakowna, a graduate of the Conservatory
    9 Oct Birth of son, Alfred
    18 Oct Death of wife
21 1882 Jan Begins six months of study with F. Kiel in Berlin
    Jul-Aug Back in Warsaw, performs in numerous concerts with Gorski
    Oct Resumes teaching piano at the Conservatory
22 1883 Jun More concerts with Gorski, decides to resign from Conservatory
23 1884 Jan-Jul Studies composition with H. Urban in Berlin. Gets to know Anton Rubinstein
24   3 Oct Joint appearance on Krakow stage with Helena Modzejewska; proceeds make it possible to begin studies with Teodor Leszetycki in Vienna.
27 1888 3 Mar Paris debut in the Salle Erard, beginning of career as piano virtuoso
29 1890 Jul 15 London debut at St. James Hall
30 1891 2 July Command performance at Windsor Castle for Queen Victoria
31 1891 17, 19, 21 Nov Three inaugural concerts in Carnegie Hall in New York City beggining a 130 day 117 concert tour of the U.S., the first of 20 American concert tours, the last one taking place in 1939.
  1899 31 May Following her divorce from Gorski, marries Helena Rosen, they take up residence at the Riond-Bossom villa in Switzerland.
41 1901 20 Mar Death of his son Alfred.
  1901 29 May World premier of his opera Manru in Dresden, Germany
41 1902 14 Feb Participates in the Metropolitan Opera's premier of his opera Manru
48 1909 12 Feb Attends the premier performance in Boston of his Symphony in B Minor
49 1910 July 15 Officiates at the Krakow unveiling of the Grunwald monument he commissioned.
54 1915 9 February Together with Henryk Sienkiewicz, organizes in Switzerland a General Committee for Aid to Polish Victims of the War
  1915 15 May Addresses 15,000 Polish Chicagoans urging them to donate a day's wages for Polish relief
55 1916 22 Feb Give recital and speech at White House in presence of President Woodrow Wilson.
56 1917 4 Apr At convention of Polish Falcons in Pittsburgh gives speech urging the formation of a Polish Army to fight along side Americans in World War I
57 1918 9 Jun Visits the Polish Army training camp at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
58   26 Dec Arrives in Poznan, receives tumultuous welcome.
  1919 16 Jan Becomes Poland's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister
    20 Feb Together with Roman Dmowski, becomes Poland's representative at the Peace Talks in Paris
    28 Jun Is a signatory at Versailles of the Peace Treaty on behalf of Poland
59   10 Dec Resigns the Premiership to resume concert career
62 1922 22 Nov Concert in New York City's Carnegie Hall inaugurates his 13th concert tour of the U.S.
78 1939 26 May Farewell concert in New York City's Carnegie Hall marks the end of his 20th concert tour of the U.S. and his retirement from the concert stage.
    23 Sep At the invitation of President Roosevelt, leaves Switzerland via Spain and Portugal and sails for the United States
79 1941 10 Mar Is visited in Florida by Eleanore Roosevelt, the wife of the President
    29 Jun Dies while visiting New York City


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