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When Liberace was just seven years old, he memorized the full
17-page score of Mendelssohn s Midsummer Night s Dream in one day.
No matter your opinion of Liberace s ostentatious and flamboyant
style, his talent on the piano is unarguable. He learned the
entertainment business as a teenager playing honky tonks and bars,
moving after high school graduation to New York City, the city that
never sleeps. He found moderate success there, but soon moved to
California, staying only a year before returning to The Big Apple.
To stand out in an extremely competitive market, Liberace practiced
12 hours a day and originated his unique style, combining the
classic works, shortened to appeal to a mass audience, with the
popular tunes of the day. It was at this time, in the early 1940s,
that he plopped the infamous candelabra on his grand piano. The
lavish, over-the-top costumes would come later. Soon, Las Vegas
beckoned and Liberace did not look the other way. From 1945 until
the end of his life in 1987, Liberace called Las Vegas home along
with his multiple other homes, all of which he decorated in the
most lavish (some would say completely kitsch) way imaginable.
Liberace was a force to be reckoned with, a very talented and
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