[This 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, in conjunction with the contents, it was clearly published in 1927.
The author is given as R. C., almost certainly the prominent music critic Richard Capell.
This web version is dated 12 November 2013.
by R. C.
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.
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.
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