[These excerpts appeared in
Half a Century of Music in England, 1837-1887: Essays towards a History
by Francis Hueffer (1845-1889), London, Chapman and Hall, 1889,
pages 106 & 144-145.
This web version is dated 2 August 2003,
revised 8 August 2003.
[Two Pachmann References]
by Francis Hueffer
As to the individuality and achievements of that
I am able to quote the testimony of so
competent a witness as Mr. A. J. Hipkins, who has
heard and befriended all the great pianists, from
Liszt and Chopin, to Madame Schumann and M. de
On Friday the 9th he
witnessed a concert given by Herr
Emil Bach; and after that, by special invitation of
the Prince of Wales, went to a smoking-concert at
Prince's Hall, where he listened to a very miscellaneous
selection of music with his usual complaisance,
expressing himself especially delighted with the
pianoforte playing of M. de Pachmann.