Remember Roman Polanski’s film The Pianist ? The inspiration caracter was
5 December 1911 – 6 July 2000
Polish pianist and classical composer. Szpilman began his study of the piano at the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, at the prestigious Academy of Arts in Berlin, Germany. After Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, Szpilman returned to Warsaw, where he quickly became a celebrated pianist and composer of both classical and popular music. Primarily a soloist, he was also the chamber music partner of such acclaimed violinists as Roman Totenberg, Ida Haendel and Henryk Szeryng, and in 1934 he toured Poland with U.S. violinist, Bronislav Gimpel.
Chopin – Nocturne No. 20 in C Sharp Minor