Parmi les premiers, on retrouve Arthur Rubinstein, Alexandre Tansman, Marya Freund et Wanda Landowska
. Ces musiciens sont si bien integres au paysage culturel local que les Francais, faisant fi de leurs racines polonaises, ne les considerent pas comme des artistes etrangers.
The "second book" begins with the entrance of harpsichordist Wanda Landowska
. Utilizing Landowska
's personal papers, Kildea allows the reader to glimpse into Landowska
's world as an artist, scholar, and collector of rare manuscripts and keyboards.
In 1911 the brilliant harpsichord pioneer Wanda Landowska
discovered the piano languishing in the same drafty monastery where Chopin and Sand had stayed.
Her private archive was preserved by Marek Beylin, the son of her nephew, and then handed down to Joanna Olczak-Ronikier, who was working on her book In the Garden of Memory: A Family Memoir about the Horowitz family--among them Regina Beylin, Karolina's sister, whose premature death ended her career as a follower of Wanda Landowska
, a Polish-French harpsichordist and member of Natalie Clifford-Barney's lesbian circle, portrayed as Wanda in The Well.
played the harpsichord, and Hector Dufranne sang the role of Quixote.
The nine stories included here are linked by locations -- a cottage on the Carolina coast, a loft in Brooklyn, a Pennsylvania college town; by themes -- the durability of love, the never-ending pangs of regret; and by characters, including Henry, a children's book illustrator, his wife Lisa, an artist refugee named Agnes Landowska
, and succeeding generations of related individuals.
For reasoning about emotion, the majority of the models use theories that have not originated from an educational setting (Conati & Maclaren, 2009; Jaques, Vicari, Pesty, & Martin, 2011; Landowska
implied as much when she referred to the 25th variation of the Goldberg Variations as the "crown of thorns" variation.
Everyone who was anyone in the performing arts world had appeared on this stage over the past century--not only he, but Heifetz, Rubenstein, Horowitz, Landowska
, and Pavlova.
Among Schweitzer's close friends were Paul Vallaton, Romain Rolland, and famous Polish harpsichordist Wanda Landowska
Finally, if harpsichordistWanda Landowska
married Howard Hughes, divorced him and married Henry Kissinger, she''d be Wanda Hughes Kissinger now.