Par 1 The veteran pianist, Vladimir de Pachmann, played to an immense audience yesterday at the Albert Hall. The old musician is a wonder. The brilliance has gone out of his playing, but his touch remains exquisite.
Par 2 Sometimes his memory lapsed, and in the middle of a sonata of Weber's the score had to be brought to him. He was not a bit disconcerted.
Par 3 Before starting on Chopin's "Polonaise-Fantasie" he practised a difficult piece of figuration until he was satisfied. Some of his platform manners were like a child's, but his performance of Chopin's C sharp minor Nocturne was delicate and musical to a rare degree.