[This anonymous article appeared in an unidentified English newspaper.
A cutting of the original is in the collection of myself, NN, tucked into a booklet for the
International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, season 1927-1928, in England.
The cutting is undated, but from the other cuttings it was clearly published in 1927.
This web version is dated 13 November 2013.
Vladimir de Pachmann has Liszt as his one
idol—he copies his trick of speaking in a mixture
of three languages, he thinks and even talks of
him as he plays.
He has one hatred—germs—and generally
washes his plate with red wine before eating.
This, he explains, kills the microbes. And he
has one great belief—that his vitality and health
are due to the fact that he was a thirteenth child.
The real reason, I think, is that he is eupeptic
and consequently able to break all the rules of
the food faddists, never to feel tired, to enjoy
life and make others enjoy it, too.