As good as Paderewsky

“At the end of a dinner he was attending by a lady in Liege, Ysaÿe was asked to listen to a young violinist. Although he felt tired and was longing to go back home he could not but accept his hostess’s request. The young man played several pieces from his repertoire. Then, after a long while, everybody was waiting for the maestro’s sentence. ‘What do you think of his execution?’ asked the delicious hostess to Ysaÿe. ‘Oh, dear Madam, I must confess that he reminds me Paderewsky.’ ‘But Maestro, Paderewsky doesn’t play the violin!’ ‘Well Madam, neither does he.'” 

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