"At a musical party at which Paderewski was present, Richard Harding Davis, the American journalist, was asked to play a little piece he had composed. He advanced confidently to the piano, but once seatedhe stared at the keys in a puzzled fashion. Finally he turned tothe great Polish pianist and declared, 'I can't find the starting note. I composed my tune on a Steinway and this is a Weber. Where would the note that is under the 'w' on a Steinway be on a Weber?'"