Wednesday, May 06, 2009

News Missed Earlier ... At Walt Disney Hall, Pianist Zimerman Reacts To U.S. Before Performing Szymanowski's "Variations on a Polish Folk Theme"

"According to the [Los Angeles] Times, Zimerman was about to begin his final piece, Karol Szymanowski's "Variations on a Polish Folk Theme," when he turned to the audience and in a quiet but angry tone accused the United States of wanting to dominate the world.

"Get your hands off of my country," the Times quoted him" ...

John Rogers "Piano great Zimerman says he won't return to US" Washington Post Monday, April 27, 2009; 7:17 PM


Photo credit: (c) National Gallery of Art 2009. Copyright controlled.

Jaromír Funke (artist)
Czech, 1896 - 1945
Spiral (Spirala), 1924
gelatin silver print
overall: 23.3 x 28.4 cm (9 3/16 x 11 3/16 in.)
Patrons' Permanent Fund


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