Mme. de Pachmann's Recital
(London, Tuesday 7 July 1891)
played by the accomplished pianist on Tuesday afternoon,
in St. James's-hall, were nearly all of them
familiar both in themselves and in her interpretation.
For example, her thoughtful rendering of the "Variations
Sérieuses" of Mendelssohn has already won
general admiration, and she, like her husband, is a
delightful player of Henselt's studies, two of the best
and best-known of which, the "Danklied nach
Sturm" and "Si oiseau j'étais", were played. The
two studies of Chopin were quite as well known as
any of the series, but the lovely work in A flat, with
which the second set begins, could scarcely have been
more sympathetically played. The beautiful novelette
of Schumann in E major, Tausig's tasteless
arrangement of "L'Invitation à la Valse" and
Saint-Säens's clever "Etude en Forme de Valse"
were also in the programme.