Born in New Jersey, Ernest Schelling studied with Paderewski for several years in the 1890s. The Impressionistic Nocturne (Ragusa)
, bearing the dedication ‘To my master, I. J. Paderewski’, is at times reminiscent of Debussy’s La mer
. Published in 1926, it was later recorded by Paderewski on Victor Records.
from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011