STANISLAS NIEDZIELSKI (1905 - 1975)
Stanislas Niedzielski was born in Warsaw and studied with S´liwin´ski and Opien´ski, before taking lessons from Paderewski in Switzerland. At the age of twenty he gave his first concert in London, which launched his international career. He toured all over the world, including frequent performances in South Africa. Although his repertoire was varied and extensive, he is today, perhaps best known for his impassioned performances of Chopin’s music. Niedzielski made his home in Paris, where he died in 1975 from a tropical disease contracted during an African tour. His astonishing technique serves him well in his own paraphrase on Strauss’s Thousand and One Nights Waltz, recorded in London in 1930.