The Inimitable Pachmann: Sketches of the Master
[Drawn by Frank Reynolds]
"THE GREATEST INTERPRETER OF CHOPIN IN HIS GENERATION": M. VLADIMIR DE PACHMANN.
It has been said of M. Vladimir de Pachmann, the great pianist who has just given two recitals at the Queen's Hall, that he is the greatest interpreter of Chopin in his generation, and few will be found to deny the truth of the assertion. Meantime, it is worthy of note that he himself holds that Godowsky is the finest pianist of the present day, and that Liszt was unapproached and unapproachable. M. de Pachmann made his first appearance in London twenty-eight years ago. His reputation is world-wide: to use his own words, his piano-playing has served "as a pass for admission into nearly all the Royal Palaces of Europe."