[This reference appeared in
The Evening Post
, Worcester, Massachusetts,
Friday 29 September 1899, page 2.
A copy was kindly provided by the Worcester Public Library Reference Department.
This web version is dated 12 August 2003.
Artists' Night Sets Music Lovers Wild
. . .
De Pachmann was the star in the
afternoon's performance just as
Madame Sembrich was in the evening. He
certainly is nothing if not wildly
eccentric and original in conversation
and views of life in general.
On being introduced to a young woman,
he asked very confidentially, "Do
you think that I look any older than
the last time I was here? I am really
51 you know but I have had my beard
cut off so that now I don't think I
look any more than 45." In the afternoon
before he played he went out for
a walk for he said that too much
music made him nervous.