[This note by Abram Chasins (1903-1987) appeared on the cover of the LP record
"Keyboard Giants of the Past", Volume 2, RCA LM-2824, dated 1965.
This web version is dated 23 July 2003.
Cover Note on de Pachmann
by Abram Chasins
Vladimir de Pachmann's immense fame stemmed
as much from his eccentric behavior as from his playing.
Consequently, recordings have never satisfactorily substantiated
his phenomenal reputation. But here and there,
as in the Mendelssohn miniatures
on this disc, one hears
examples of the ethereal tone, the needlepoint delicacy of
his finger technique with which he charmed and
mesmerized a vast international public.