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10th International Paderewski Piano Competition November 6th -20th, 2016 Bydgoszcz, Poland

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For the 10th International Paderewski Piano Competition 
6th-20th November 2016 
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Refer to this link:
www.michael-moran.org/blog



The Pocket Paderewski : The Beguiling Life of the Australian Concert Pianist Edward Cahill

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This post is for those of you who may have been reading my blog over the last six years. In many posts I described my travails in writing this latest book, a biography of Edward Cahill, the glamorous but now forgotten Australian concert pianist. A long journey but a rewarding one. The book will be published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in November this year.
I managed to obtain three excellent reviews by eminent musicians of the rare private recordings of Liszt and Chopin that survived his peripatetic lifestyle. They generously made time from busy international schedules to listen via the internet to his recordings. This link will be printed in the book for readers to access. It will add a remarkable extra dimension and element of discovery to the biography of a now forgotten musician. His life was one that young pianists of today could only dream of living - a captivating social portrait of charm, leisure and refinement that has vanished forever.
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