[This extract on Vladimir de Pachmann appeared on page 301 of the book
A History of the Pianoforte and Pianoforte Players
by Oscar Bie (1864-1938), E. P. Dutton, New York, 1899,
translated and revised by E. E. Kellett and E. W. Naylor.
The German original was Das Klavier und seine Meister
Bruckmann, Munich, 1898. This is the only mention of de Pachmann in Bie's book.
This web version was revised 1 August 2000.
Bie on Pachmann
by Oscar Bie
. . . Vladimir von Pachmann, with all his extravagancy,
at least plays Chopin's Mazurkas with absolute faithfulness
to their national character; . . .