[These excerpts appeared in
London Music in 1888-1889 as heard by Corno di Bassetto
(later known as Bernard Shaw)
with some further autobiographical particulars
Constable, London, Standard Edition, 1937;
Music in London 1890-1894 by Bernard Shaw
Constable, London, Standard Edition, 1932;
This web version is dated 23 December 2001.
London Music, page 199, 19th August 1889:
[At Her Majesty's]
M. Vladimir de Pachmann gave his well-known pantomimic performance,
with accompaniments by Chopin, a composer whose music I could listen
to M. de Pachmann playing forever if the works were first carefully
removed from the pianoforte.
London Music, pages 204, 205, 24th August 1889:
[At her Majesty's] M. de Pachmann also played very prettily
. . .
Among the announcements for this evening is . . .
Senor Albeniz takes the place of Mr de Pachmann as solo pianist.
Music in London, Vol II page 168, 19th October 1892:
[At the Crystal Palace] Vladimir de Pachmann, pianist and pantomimist, played Beethoven's third
concerto and some Chopin, including a juvenile scherzo which nobody wanted
to hear at full length at five o'clock in the afternoon.
De Pachmann is unquestionably a very able pianist,
and by no means an insincere one;
but now that I have seen, in La Statue du Commandeur, a lady sing a song
in dumb show, I want to see a pianoforte concerto played in the same way;
and I think there can be no doubt that de Pachmann is the player for that feat.
Music in London, Vol III page 4, 7th June 1893:
She [Adelina Patti] was assisted by [among other artists]
Madame [Marguerite] de Pachmann,
whose talent was thrown away in the Albert Hall,
where a pianoforte is worse than useless . . .