The Real Wladyslaw Szpilman Plays Chopin
Watch and listen to Szpilman play this
beautiful rendition of Nocturne C sharp
minor by F. Chopin. Szpilman played this
piece during the last live broadcast for
Polish Radio on September 23, 1939, just
hours before German bombs started to fall,
destroying the Warsaw Radio power supply.
The broadcast would remain shut down for
six long years.
Peter Jennings Report on Wladyslaw Szpilman
Originally airing on January 17, 1985 on
ABC, anchorman Peter Jennings introduces a
segment narrated by journalist David
Ensor, who interviews Wladyslaw Szpilman.
The segment also gives an overview about
Szpilman during the course of the war,
from the German invasion in September 1939
to Poland's liberation in January 1945. A
picture of Wilm Hosenfeld, the German
officer who saved him, is also shown.
Courtesy of Szpilman.net.