. . . 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.