Major John A. Warner (1886-1963)
This material belongs to a program for the Tri-City Symphony Orchestra — Albany, Troy, Schenectady
— in which Warner was soloist in the Schumann Piano Concerto.
The program, from the period 1940-1941, is undated.
Among the most treasured possessions of Major John Warner, Superintendent
of New York State Police, and fine concert pianist, is a portrait of Charles Marie
Widor . . .
On it is inscribed in the aged master's own hand: "A mon frère"
. . . During that memorable period of study under Widor,
Major Warner also studied piano under Harold Bauer and later had a few lessons in
Chopin with the master interpreter of that composer's work, Vladimir De Pachmann.