Par 1 It would be difficult to say whether Mr. Pachmann himself or the enormous audience at the Albert Hall yesterday afternoon was more enchanted with his playing of a programme drawn entirely from his well-loved Chopin. There was, of course, the usual little difficulty in adjusting the piano stool to his liking, but even this did not present such formidable problems or occupy quite as much time as usual. And having once embarked upon his first group, consisting of the G minor Ballade, a couple of Etudes, and the Scherzo in E major, he left his admirers in no doubt that, in his own particular vein, he can still be as delicate and sprightly as any of the younger generation, by whom his interpretations of the composer may be no more than a legend. It was surprising to note how delightfully the pearly quality of his touch floated across the vast spaces of the Albert Hall in the more slender pieces of his programme. And who could find cause for complaint if his own naive delight in his accomplishments sometimes took the form of an elaborate demonstration of how it was done and an interpolated lecture on the whole science and art of pianoforte technique and its particular application to Chopin? After all, Mr. Pachmann is a law unto himself in these matters, and for many people they constitute one of the most engaging features of a Pachmann recital.