Rubinstein, with his Beethoven head,
thundered and pounded his pianos to splinters,
the very image of the Romantic Titan;
de Pachmann explained to his audience that the waistcoat he was wearing
had belonged to Chopin, and then proceeded to speak asides
throughout his performance;
but Paderewski would walk on diffidently and play
with a minimum of physical motion, and with his eyes nearly closed.