The third recital of M. de Pachmann's series was given on Saturday afternoon in St. James's-hall before a large audience, a goodly proportion of which, to judge by their behaviour, regarded the concert merely as a source of amusement. The inevitable result of his many mannerisms has already come about, and it is to be feared that all his hearers, except a small minority, miss the many fine points in his performances in their anxiety to enjoy to the full the facial contortions which seem inseparable from them. At the same time, the player seems partly conscious of the existence of these terrible drawbacks to his real success, for he has mitigated them to some extent since his first recital this year; but there are still far too many of them, considering the genuinely artistic nature of much that he does. The programme on this occasion was made up of works of Chopin, in many of which M. de Pachmann is still almost without a rival. The funeral march sonata was given first, and was followed by the F minor fantasia, played rather tamely; five preludes, one of which was repeated in consequence of the player having made a slight slip at first; two studies, and specimens of the ballades, mazurkas, and valses; and the polonaise in A flat closed the recital, and afterwards the audience insisted on two encores, when the mazurka in B flat was given with quite exquisite rhythm and gradation of tone, and was followed by the valse in A flat, into which were interpolated a good many ornaments, most of them entirely superfluous.