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Revised 14 February 2017
Index of documents (articles, reviews, book excerpts, programs, etc.) on this site by and about the famous pianist
Vladimir de Pachmann (1848-1933)

© Nigel Nettheim (2000, 2017)

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Highlights:
For the most inspiring words by a master pianist that I have ever read, see the two 1911 Etude articles (October & November).
For Pachmann's wife's explanation of his personal idiosyncrasies ("he was, with all his genius, a child") see her 1933 article, partly reproduced in 1935.
For an important biographical article, very difficult to obtain before this web publication, see the material by Pallottelli, 1916 and 1933.
Notes:
Much of this material is quite hard to obtain elsewhere, one reason why I am making it available here; more material is in preparation.
More details of sources etc. are given at the top of the documents themselves.
Throughout, "NN" refers to myself, Nigel Nettheim.
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1862 Marriage certificate. Marriage certificate of the (first) marriage of Anna Maria King, the mother of Pachmann's wife Maggie. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. ­ 2003/03/20 2004/05/31
1864a Marriage certificate. Marriage certificate of the parents of Pachmann's wife Maggie Okey. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. ­ 2003/03/20 2003/10/20
1864b Birth certificate. Birth certificate of Pachmann's wife Maggie Okey. New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. ­ 2003/04/17 2003/08/24
1882 [Review.] [Anon] Short review of a recital in Paris. L'Art Musical. In French. [To be translated.] 2007/12/04 2007/12/04
1883a "Vladimir de Pachmann". Baptie, David Biography, very brief. Baptie's book A Handbook of Musical Biography. (NN copy) See also his 1889 book. 2007/05/25 2007/05/25
1883b "M. Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times (London) ­ 2003/03/03 2003/04/03
1884a "M. Pachmann's Farewell Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times (London) ­ 2003/03/04 2004/05/30
1884b Klavierspieler in Wien (Pianists in Vienna) Speidel, Ludwig Review of performance. Wiener Fremden-Blatt. Well written. In German, translated by NN. 2008/01/18 2008/01/30
1885 "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times (London) ­ 2003/03/05 2003/04/03
1886a "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times (London) ­ 2003/03/05 2003/04/03
1886b [Announcements] [Anon] Announcements of performances. Weekly Dispatch (London) ­ 2003/04/22 2003/04/22
1886c [Announcements] [Anon] Announcements of performances. Daily News (London) ­ 2003/04/23 2003/04/23
1886d [Announcements] [Anon] Announcements of performances, and note. News of the World (London) Pachmann leaves London for Germany. 2003/04/22 2003/04/22
1887 "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Announcement and review of performance. The Times (London) ­ 2003/04/03 2003/04/03
1888a "Mme. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance by Pachmann's wife, Maggie Okey. The Times (London) ­ 2003/04/03 2003/04/03
1888b "Seven Piano Pieces. By Henselt. Edited by W. de Pachmann." [Anon] Review of an edition of scores. The Musical Times (London) ­ 2014/04/23 2014/04/23
1889a [Two Pachmann references.] Hueffer, Francis Brief items relating to Hipkins and to Liszt. Hueffer's book Half a Century of Music in England.... Reports Liszt's delight with Pachmann's playing. 2003/08/02 2003/08/08
1889b [Dictionary entries] Baptie, David Brief dictionary entries for Pachmann and his wife Maggie Okey. Baptie's book Musicians of All Times.... See also his 1883 book. 2007/07/27 2007/07/27
1889-93 [Excerpts on Pachmann] Shaw, George Bernard Brief remarks, including a mention of Pachmann's wife Maggie Okey. Shaw's books London Music... and Music in London... ­ 2001/12/23 2001/12/23
1890a "M. and Madame de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance: recital by Pachmann and his wife Maggie Okey The Times, London ­ 2003/03/09 2003/04/03
1890b "Notes of [on?] the Stage". [Anon] Announcement of performances: NY Chopin recital series by Pachmann. New York Times ­ 2006/08/30 2006/08/30
1890c "The Pachmann Concert". [Anon] Review of performance: NY joint concert by Pachmann and his wife Maggie Okey. New York Times ­ 2006/08/30 2006/08/30
1890d [Program] Program of performance: Cincinnati. NN copy of the program. ­ 2000/07/07 2010/09/04
1891a "Mme. de Pachmann's Recital". {Anon] Review of performance by Pachmann's wife Maggie Okey. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/11 2003/04/03
1891b "Mme. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance by Pachmann's wife Maggie Okey. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/11 2003/04/03
1892a "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, London The reviewer reveals that he does not know the meaning of "Senza Sordini"! 2003/08/11 2003/08/11
1892b "Mons. de Pachmann at the Piano". A. B. Sketches with commentary. The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, London Very interesting sketches. 2003/08/11 2003/08/11
1893a "Vladimir de Pachmann" Buffen, F. Forster Biography and illustration Buffen's book Musical Celebrities (second series) (NN copy) An excellent biography. 2003/02/01 2003/02/01
1893b "Marguerite de Pachmann" Buffen, F. Forster Biography and illustration of Pachmann's wife, Maggie Okey Buffen's book Musical Celebrities (second series) (NN copy) The St. Leonards referred to is the one in Sydney, Australia, not the one in England as has sometimes been misunderstood. 2003/02/01 2003/04/15
1893c "Pachmann's Third Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. New York Times ­ 2009/11/30 2009/11/30
1894a "Wladimir de Pachmann" Ehrlich, Alfred Heinrich A very brief apreciation. Ehrlich's book Celebrated Pianists of the Past and Present (NN copy) ­ 2001/09/07 2001/11/19
1894b "Mme. de Pachmann" Morrison, D. H. (editor) A brief biography of Pachmann's wife Maggie Okey. Morrison's book The World's Sweetest Songs... ­ 2003/02/12 2003/02/12
1894c "Pachmann, Vladimir de" Riemann, Hugo A brief biographical note. Riemann's book Musik-Lexikon Translated from German by J. S. Shedlock. 2007/02/21 2007/02/21
1896 [Excerpts on Pachmann] Kuhe, Wilhelm A brief evaluation. Kuhe's book My Musical Recollections ­ 2007/09/27 2007/09/27
1898a "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/15 2003/04/03
1898b "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/15 2003/04/03
1898c "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/04/03 2004/03/16
1898-99 [Bie on Pachmann] Bie, Oscar A brief passing reference to Pachmann's playing of the Chopin Mazurkas. Bie's book A History of the Pianoforte and Pianoforte Players (NN copy) ­ 2000/08/01 2010/09/22
1899a "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/16 2003/04/03
1899b "Two Pianists" Cather, Willa Review of performance. Courier, reprinted in The World and the Parish... ­ 2001/05/16 2007/11/29
1899c "Pachmann Talks Entertainingly" [Anon] Interview. The Worcester Spy Includes references to Weber. 2003/07/23 2003/07/30
1899d "Today is a Gala Occasion at the Music Festival" [Anon] Announcement of performance. The Evening Post, Worcester. ­ 2003/08/12 2003/08/12
1899e "De Pachmann and Mme. Sembrich Rouse Enthusiasm". [Anon] Review of performance, and announcement of concerts. The Worcester Spy ­ 2003/08/12 2003/08/12
1899f "Artists' Night Sets Music Lovers Wild" [Anon] Brief reference to performance, and anecdotes. The Evening Post, Worcester. ­ 2003/08/12 2003/08/12
1899g "De Pachmann Departs". [Anon] A few anecdotes, and an announcement. The Worcester Spy ­ 2003/08/12 2003/08/12
1899h "People Talked About" [Anon] Announcement for the coming season. Leslie's Weekly ­ 2006/08/30 2006/08/30
1899i "A Monster Music-Season". [Anon] Brief appreciation. Harper's Weekly Picture to be included? 2008/04/11 2008/04/19
1900a "Vladimir de Pachmann" Dyas, Cornelia. Interview with Pachmann. Metropolitan Magazine, New York Five pictures to be provided. 2003/10/24 2003/10/24
1900b [Excerpts on Pachmann] Lahee, Henry C. Excerpts on Pachmann, including anecdotes. Lahee's book "Famous Pianists of Today and Yesterday" (NN copy) ­ 2000/07/31 2003/06/28
1900c [Excerpts on Pachmann] Huneker, James. Excerpts on Chopin's G minor Ballade and Fantasie Huneker's book Chopin: The Man and His Music (NN copy) ­ 2001/05/27 2001/05/27
1900d "Return of De Pachmann". [Anon] Review of performance. New York Times ­ 2008/12/22 2008/12/22
1901a "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/16 2003/04/03
1901b "Vladimir de Pachmann". [Anon] Review of performance (brief). The Sketch magazine ­ 2007/05/19 2007/05/19
1901c "M. de Pachmann's Recital". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/03/16 2003/04/03
1902 "M. de Pachmann's Recital[s]". [Anon] Review of performance. The Times, London ­ 2003/04/03 2003/04/03
1903a "How De Pachmann Plays Chopin" Armstrong, William. Interview. The Saturday Evening Post Very instructive references to fingering and technique. See also the 1907 article in The Musician. 2003/01/31 2003/01/31
1903b "The Composer Maggie Okey" Elson, Arthur. A single sentence. Elson's book Woman's Work in Music Includes a beautiful photograph. 2002/12/04 2002/12/04
1903c "Vladimir de Pachmann (A Caramel)" Israfel ( = Hudson, Gertrude Reese) Commentary on Pachmann. Israfel's book Musical Fantasies Flowery writing style. 2007/04/03 2007/04/03
1904 Aldrich, Richard. Review of performance. New York Times; reprinted in his book. ­ 2003/07/02 2003/07/02
1905 "Pachmann and the Piano" Symons, Arthur. Commentary on Pachmann. Symons's book Plays, Acting and Music: A Book of Theory An enthusiastic and poetic description of Pachmann's playing. 2006/04/11 2006/04/13
1907a "Pachmann: with a word on Godowsky" Symons, Arthur. Commentary on Pachmann. Saturday Review and The Living Age A lot is in common with Symons 1905. Rather flowery writing; only moderately instructive. 2001/02/07 2001/02/07
1907b "The Pianism of de Pachmann". [Anon] Interview. The Musician Very instructive references to fingering and technique. Reproduces much of the interview with Armstrong (1903). 2000/12/04 2003/02/01
1907c "How to Play Chopin" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Article. The Strand Magazine Very instructive. Includes comments on all the Chopin Preludes Op.28. 2009/07/29 2002/12/18
1907d [Program] Program of performance: Chicago. NN scan of the program ­ 2001/03/28 2002/03/26
1907e "The piece I most enjoy playing" Pachmann, Vladimir de Brief contribution to symposium. The Strand Magazine Of little significance. ????/??/?? 2005/02/23
1908a [Anon] Review of performance. The Conservatory Bi-Monthly, Toronto ­ ????/??/?? 2000/04/14
1908b Aldrich, Richard. Review of performance. New York Times; reprinted in his book. ­ 2003/07/02 2003/07/02
1909 "Vladimir de Pachmann" Garbett, Arthur Selwyn (compiler). Biography, short. Garbett's book Gallery of Musical Celebrities ­ 2002/08/14 2003/01/31
1910a "Some Great Virtuosos of the Present Day" Cooke, James Francis. Brief appreciation. The Etude magazine. ­ 2006/02/01 2006/02/01
1910b "'The Greatest Interpreter of Chopin in his Generation': M. Vladimir de Pachmann". Reynolds, Frank (artist) Sketches of Pachmann in performance. The Illustrated London News, London Very effective sketches. 2013/07/10 2013/07/10
1911a "De Pachmann's Farewell Tour" [Anon] Announcement of US tour. The Musical Courier Enthusiastic announcement. 2004/10/30 2004/10/30
1911b "Franz Liszt" Huneker, James. Appreciation; excerpts from his book. Huneker's book Franz Liszt ­ 2003/11/03 2003/11/10
1911c "Vladimir de Pachmann ..." [Anon] Advertisement for the Baldwin piano. Boston Symphony Orchestra programme ­ 2003/05/26 2004/06/08
1911d Aldrich, Richard. Review of performance. New York Times; reprinted in his book. ­ 2003/07/02 2003/07/02
1911e "Originality in Piano Playing" Interview. The Etude magazine Fascinating, very instructive. ????/??/?? 2000/06/02
1911f "Work, the Secret of Pianistic Success" Interview. The Etude magazine Wonderful, very instructive. ????/??/?? 2009/07/29
1911g "Godowsky Master, Says De Pachmann" Interview. New York Times ­ 2003/08/26 2003/08/26
1912a "The Art of de Pachmann" Wilson, Arthur. Appreciation. The Musician Based on a Boston recital. Very instructive. 2000/12/03 2016/01/04
1912b "Chopin" Weissmann, Adolph. Brief appreciation. Weissman's book. In German, translated by NN. Both Pachmann and Sauer talked to the audience. 2005/08/16 2005/08/16
1912c "Frederick Chopin's Piano Works" Friedman, Ignaz. Brief mention in Preface. Friedman's edition of Chopin's works. ­ 2007/06/20 2007/06/20
1912d "Mr. de Pachmann's Recital." [Anon] Review of performance. New York Times ­ 2009/03/12 2009/03/12
1912e Aronson, Rudolph. Anecdotes. Aronson's book Theatrical and Musical Memoirs. ­ 2014/07/10 2014/07/10
1912f Menuet Pachmann, Lionel de. Composition, dedicated to his father. Published 1915. Copy owned by Kel Watson of Sydney. ­ 2016/05/09 2016/05/09
1913a "Vladimir de Pachmann, with a Study of his Hands" Wilson, G. Mark. Interview. The Musician Includes photos of Pachmann's hands. ????/??/?? 2000/12/03
1913b [Huneker on Pachmann] Huneker, James. Appreciations. Huneker's book Old Fogy: His Musical Opinions and Grotesques. ­ 2001/06/03 2004/05/30
1913c [Kelley on Pachmann] Kelley, Edgar Stillman. Brief remark. Kelley's book Chopin the Composer ­ 2002/10/27 2002/10/27
1913d [Ganz on Pachmann] Ganz, Wilhelm. Excerpt on Pachmann. Ganz's book Memories of a Musician: ... Pachmann's 1882 London debut is briefly described. 2003/01/26 2003/02/01
1913e "Seeking Originality" Interview. Reproduced in Cooke's book Great Pianists on Piano Playing from The Etude magazine of October and November 1911. Only the Introduction, the only slightly new part, is given here. 2006/02/01 2006/02/01
1913f "Some Musical Celebrities I Have Known" Berger, Francesco. Excerpts on Pachmann and his wife Maggie Okey. Berger's book Reminiscences, Impressions & Anecdotes ­ 2006/02/07 2006/02/07
1913g Pachmann Hadden, J. Cuthbert. Description of Pachmann's manner in recital, and several amusing anecdotes. Chapter 9 of Hadden's book Modern Musicians ­ 2001/04/24 2007/05/15
1915 "De Pachmann and Psychology" Orth, John. Excerpt referring to the soul. The Musician ­ 2004/05/30 2016/01/04
1916 "Vladimiro de Pachmann" Pallottelli, Francesco. Biography. (a) English translation by W. G. Cook, 1916; (b) the Italian original, 1916; and (c) article in Italian in La Nuova Italia Musicale, 1933. A very important biography. 2005/05/03 2005/06/28
1917 "The Grand Manner Has Vanished from Pianists" Huneker, James. Appreciation. New York Times; and Huneker's book Unicorns ­ 2008/04/11 2008/06/10
1918 "Music Everywhere" A. K. Review of preformance. Daily News, London ­ ????/??/?? 2003/04/23
1919a "The great Chopin-players ..." Niemann, Walter. Appreciation. Nimann's book Meister des Klaviers A fine appreciation. 2001/02/24 2013/09/25
1919b Announcement of performance In a Nellie Melba program. ­ 2003/07/17 2003/07/17
1919c "De Pachmann's Secret" Cooke, James Francis [?] Anecdote The Etude magazine. ­ 2001/05/15 2001/05/15
1919d [Pachmann recital] Barbellion, W. N. P. (pseudonym) Description of antics in performance. Barbellion's book The Journal of a Disappointed Man, and reprinted. ­ 2007/09/10 2007/09/10
1919e Cumberland, Gerald (pseudonym). Appreciation. Cumberland's book Set Down in Malice. Enthusiastic general description. 2008/06/22 2008/06/22
1920a Program of performance in Rome. Photocopy of the program. In Italian, translated by NN. 2001/05/04 2001/05/04
1920b Weissmann, Adolph. Appreciation. Weissmann's book Der Virtuose In German, translated by NN. Brief. 2005/08/16 2005/08/16
1920c Spalding, Walter Raymond. Appreciation. Spalding's book Music: an Art and a Language Very brief. 2006/06/20 2006/06/20
1921a [Pachmann's Vagaries] Rorke, J. D. M. Anecdotes. Rorke's book A Musical Pilgrim's Progress ­ 2003/01/30 2001/05/26
1921b Huneker, James. Anecdotes and miscellaneous items. Huneker's book Variations Includes the "Dream-barn" excerpt on Pachmann's playng of Godowsky's compositions. 2003/08/19 2016/01/06
1921c "Chopin, the Poet of the Piano" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Article. The Music Lovers' Portfolio Shortened reproduction of the 1907 article "How to Play Chopin". 2000/12/03 2016/01/06
1922a "My New Method of Piano-Playing" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Article. The Music Lovers' Portfolio Instructive. 2000/07/28 2000/07/28
1922b Huneker, James. Anecdotes and miscellaneous items. Huneker's book Steeplejack Includes the "Dream-barn" excerpt on Pachmann's playng of Godowsky's compositions from Huneker's book Variations. 2001/06/04 2003/11/10
1922c Huneker, James. Anecdotes. Letters of James Gibbons Huneker Of little significance. 2003/11/10 2003/11/10
1923a "De Pachmann and Rosenthal Coming Back". Spaeth, Katharine Lane Anecdotes. Theatre Magazine Amusing. 2006/10/16 2006/10/16
1923b "De Pachmann, Now Seventy-five Years Young, Expounds Newly-Discovered Piano Technique". Haughton, John Alan Interview about Pachmann's new technique. Musical America Instructive. 2016/04/07 2016/04/07
1923b "Dramatic critics hear a pianist". [Anon] Discussion of Pachmann's mannerisms. The Literary Digest, New York Eloquent defences of Pachmann's behaviour in recital, countering Deems Taylor. 2002/03/31 2011/10/03
1923d "Should Piano Playing Undergo a Radical Reform?" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Interview. The Etude magazine, and reprinted. Instructive explanation of his straight-wrist method. 2002/09/27 2005/09/25
1923e "Confessions of a Musical Critic" Newman, Ernest. (pseudonym) Brief mentions. Newman's book Testament of Music: ... Of little significance. 2007/05/25 2007/05/25
1924a Woolcott, Alexander. Appreciation. Enchanted Aisles, and elsewhere. Charmingly defends Pachmann's talking while playing. ????/??/?? 2003/05/01
1924b "De Pachmann Preaches Economy of Motion" Eisenberg, Jacob. Interview. The Musician About Pachmann's playing 'Méthode'. Somewhat instructive. 2000/12/03 2000/12/04
1924c "Farewell American Tour, de Pachmann" Announcement, review excerpts, advertisement. Musical Courier ­ 2003/05/19 2003/05/19
1924d "Life and Love: De Pachmann Relates His Story—How He Attained His Success" Beirne, Deborah. Interview. Success: The Human Magazine Charming and detailed biographical interview. 2008/08/02 2008/08/02
1924e "Vladimir de Pachmann Plays" Downes, Olin. Program, review and article Transcription from a scrapbook ­ ????/??/?? 2000/06/15
1924f Pachmann, Vladimir de Pratt, Waldo Selden (editor). Biography The New Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians ­ ????/??/?? 2001/12/04
1924g Pachmann, Vladimir de Eaglefield-Hull, A. Biography A Dictionary of Modern Music and Musicians ­ ????/??/?? 2001/12/07
1924h "Brevities of News About Duo-Art Pianists" [Anon] Advertisement and anecdote The Duo-Art Monthly ­ 2004/11/16 2004/11/16
1924i "Pachmann on Chopin" etc. Wortham, H. E. Appreciation. Wortham's book A Musical Odyssey Favours playing Chopin softly 2009/02/07 2009/02/07
1925a "Vladimir de Pachmann, The Renowned Pianist" Booth, Alice. Appreciation Good Housekeeping magazine Describes Pachmann's tone quality and his new method of playing. Includes an instructive score of Chopin's Prelude op.28/2 2008/08/19 2016/01/08
1925b "How I keep young" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Interview Music Masterpieces Mentions Pachmann's new method of playing. 2000/07/29 2006/06/06
1925c "Vladimir de Pachmann's 'Farewell' Recital" Downes, Olin. Review of performance New York Times, and reprinted ­ 2003/04/20 2003/04/20
1925d Langford, Samuel. Review of performance The Guardian newspaper, and republication Enthusiastic review. 2003/07/24 2003/07/24
1925e "Two Thousand People See Pachmann Dance." [Anon] Review of performance Unidentified newspaper Enthusiastic review. Pachmann danced a mazurka. 2013/10/02 2013/10/02
1926a "De Pachmann Describes His New 'Méthode'", revised as "Vladimir de Pachmann: a Distinctive Method of Piano Playing". Brower, Harriette. Describes Pachmann's new method of playing. Review of performance. The Musician, revised in Brower's book Modern Masters of the Keyboard ­ ????/??/?? 2000/12/02
1926b "Pachmann, Vladimir de" Duncan, Edmonstoune. (Editor) Biography Reeves' Dictionary of Musicians Very brief. 2001/11/27 2001/11/27
1926c "Gramophone Notes" [Anon] Review of recording The Strad, London Very brief 2005/09/02 2005/09/02
1926d "My Invisible Audience" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Anecdotes about great composers. Description of his playing method. The Radio Times Includes: "I strike with the last joints of the fingers, not with the high wrist and the hammer stroke from the knuckles taught today". 2006/07/12 2006/07/12
1926e "Concerning Two Artists in a Different Sphere" Nichols, (John) Beverley. Anecdotes Nichols's book Twenty-five Anecdotes from personal contact. 2006/01/25 2006/01/25
1927a "The Grand Old Man Of The Piano" Markham, Stanley. Interview Music of All Nations Including discussion of Pachmann's new playing method. 2001/08/09 2001/11/27
1927b "Vladimir de Pachmann" Saleski, Gdal. Biography with anecdotes. Saleski's book Famous Musicians of a Wandering Race Lengthy and interesting. The varied reprint (1949) is shown here too. 2001/06/15 2001/06/15
1927c "Wladimir von Pachmann" Wal, A. de. Biography de Wal's book "de Pianistenwereld" In Dutch, translated by NN. A standard biography. 2013/08/31 2013/08/31
1927d "The Four Loves of My Life" Pachmann, Vladimir de. Autobiographical A cutting from an unidentified English newspaper. Quite revealing of Pachmann's personal life. Includes a discussion of Mme. Slepouchkine. 2013/10/01 2013/10/01
1927e "Pachmann Enthusiasm in Nottingham." [Anon] Review of performance A cutting from an unidentified English newspaper. ­ 2013/10/02 2013/10/02
1927f Pachmann. [Anon] Review of performance A cutting from an unidentified English newspaper. ­ 2013/11/12 2013/11/12
1927g "Playing to live." [Anon] Interview A cutting from an unidentified English newspaper. ­ 2013/11/12 2013/11/12
1927h "Veteran Pachmann." Capell, Richard. Review of performance A cutting from an unidentified English newspaper. ­ 2013/11/12 2013/11/12
1927i Pachmann. [Anon] Anecdotes A cutting from an unidentified English newspaper. ­ 2013/11/12 2013/11/12
1928 Whitaker-Wilson, C. Remarks on technique Whitaker-Wilson's book Schubert Remarks on Chopin's piano technique are undocumented. 2009/02/07 2009/02/07
1929 [Anon] Remarks on the Steinwsy piano The Steinway book Portraits of Musical Celebrities Excerpt republished from the Worcester Spy 1899/09/28, available on this site 2003/07/15 2004/06/06
1931 Hambourg, Mark. Brief remark on Pachmann's loquacity. Hambourg's book From Piano to Forte ­ 2002/02/20 2002/02/20
1932 Pachmann and Chopin Sorabji, Kaikhosru. Appreciation (positive and negative). Sorabji's book Around Music ­ 2016/04/09 2016/04/09
1933a "Famous Pianist Dead." [Anon] Announcement The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper ­ 2003/01/30 2004/06/12
1933b "Late M. Pachmann" [Anon] Announcement The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper ­ 2003/01/30 2003/01/30
1933c "The Chopinzee" Broun, Heywood. Appreciation The World-Telegram, and republished Discusses Pachmann's loquacity 2004/06/22 2004/06/22
1933d "Pachmann: Great Chopin Exponent" Nolan, P. J. Obituary The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper ­ 2003/01/28 2016/01/10
1933e "The death of the musician Vladimir de Pachmann" Landormy, Paul. Anecdote from the death-bed. Figaro newspaper In French, translated by NN. Affecting account of Pachmann's last days. 2003/08/13 2003/08/13
1933f "Pachmann Dies: Famous Pianist who Married Australian" [Anon] Obituary The Australian Musical News ­ 2003/01/31 2003/01/31
1933g [Anon] Obituary Le Courrier Musical In French. 2007/12/14 2007/12/14
1933h "Pachmann: An Appreciation" Berger, Francesco. Obituary Musical Opinion Eloquent. Written at age 98. 2000/12/03 2006/02/07
1933i "Obituary: Vladimir de Pachmann" [Anon] Obituary The Musical Times ­ 2005/11/21 2005/11/21
1933j "Pachmann — An Impression" Brewerton, Erik. Appreciation The Musical Times ­ 2005/11/21 2005/11/21
1933k "Pachmann" Stilwell, Marguerite. Obituary The British Musician and Musical News Nicely written. 2009/04/05 2009/04/05
1933l "De Pachmann's Bequest to Piano Art" Welling, Kurt. Obituary The Musician ­ 2000/12/03 2009/04/25
1933m "Angel of a Piano" Tait, Charles. Appreciation The Australian Musical News ­ 2003/01/30 2003/01/30
1933n "Pachmann's Only Pupil". [Anon] Appreciation of Maggie Okey. The Australian Musical News Largely taken, with acknowledgement, from Musical America 2003/02/01 2004/06/12
1933o "The Extraordinary Case of Vladimir de Pachmann" Cooke, James Francis. Obituary The Etude magazine. Emphasizes Pachmann's dual personality. 2001/08/18 2016/01/11
1933p "Greenroom Lessons" Lucas, Clarence. Discussion of technique The Etude magazine. Pedagogical point of view. 2006/02/25 2006/02/25
1933q "Some Reminiscences" Pachmann-Labori, Marguerite de. Autobiographical article by Pachmann's wife. Candide magazine In French, translated by NN. Very interesting, referring to many famous musicians. 2003/08/13 2004/06/11
1933r Dent, Edward J. Anecdotes Dent's book Ferruccio Busoni Anecdotes written by Busoni reported by Dent. 2013/07/04 2013/07/04
1933s "Vladimiro de Pachmann" Pallottelli, Francesco. Biography La Nuova Italia Musicale periodical 1933 version of the important 1916 biography available on this site. 2005/05/03 2005/06/28
1933t "My Thirty Years with Vladimir de Pachmann". Pallottelli, Francesco. Biographical notes about Pachmann. Unpublished manuscript Original in Italian, also written out by Pallottelli in—just fair—English. 2008/10/17 2008/10/17
1934 "Pachmann and Chopin: Some Secrets of a Past-Master's Technique" Capell, Richard. Review of edition of music The Daily Telegraph, London Instructive remarks concerning the fingering in Pachmann's editions of Chopin. 2000/05/21 2002/08/29
1935a "Pachmann's Sincerity" Pachmann-Labori, Marguerite de. Appreciation The Australian Musical News Contains her explanation of his personal idiosyncrasies: "He was, with all his genius, a child". 2003/01/29 2003/01/29
1935b Garceau, Edouard. Anecdotes "The Little Doustes" ­ 2008/09/20 2008/09/20
1937 "Vladimir de Pachmann" Whelbourn, Hubert. Biography Whelbourn's book Standard Book of Celebrated Musicians Past and Present ­ 2002/11/13 2003/01/30
1938 "Australian Musicians and Their Activities" [Anon] Death notice of Pachmann's son Adrien The Australian Musical News ­ 2003/01/31 2003/01/31
1939a "Pachmann, Vladimir de" Taylor, Deems (?) Biography Music Lovers' Encyclopaedia ­ 2001/07/14 2003/07/14
1939b "de Pachmann" Araebisu (pseudonym) Appreciation Araebisu's book Great Masterpieces In Japanese, translated by Yasuhiro Nakanishi. Detailed evaluation by a knowledgeable Japanese record collector and personality. 2009/04/29 2009/04/29
1940 "Pachmann, Vladimir de, 1848-1933" Vodarsky-Shiraeff, Alexandria. Biography Vodarsky-Shiraeff's book Russian Composers and Musicians: A Biographical Dictionary Brief. 2001/12/02 2003/04/15
1941 [Anon] Note Program notes John Adams Warner as a pupil of Pachmann. Brief. 2006/06/27 2006/06/27
1942a "Was Pachmann's Wife". [Anon] Appreciation of Maggie Okey The Australian Musical News Largely a reprint of "Pachmann's Only Pupil" from the same journal 1 April 1933 2003/02/01 2004/05/30
1942b Gaisberg, F. W. Anecdotes Gaisberg's book The Music Goes Round. ­ 2003/07/02 2003/07/02
1943a "Vladimir de Pachmann" Burch, Gladys. Biography Burch's book Famous Pianists for Boys and Girls ­ 2001/03/08 2004/10/14
1943b "Notes from my Diary: Vladimir de Pachmann" Gaisberg, F. W. Anecdotes about recorgdings and recitals Gramophone Mentions Pachmann's specially built piano. 2001/05/15 2004/05/30
1944 Elkin, Robert. Historical excerpts Elkin's book Queen's Hall 1893-1941 ­ 2005/01/12 2005/01/12
1947 Bricken, Jules (?) Film dialogue Carnegie Hall film Brief mention 2006/07/01 2006/07/01
1948a "Deflated" Kaufmann, Helen L. Anecdote Kaufmann's book The Little Book of Music Anecdotes ­ 2001/06/16 2004/11/06
1948b "Vladimir de Pachmann (1948-1933)" Lyle, Wilson. Appreciation of Pachmann's recordings The Gramophone magazine ­ 2001/06/20 2001/06/20
1948c Bauer, Harold. Anecdotes Bauer's book Harold Bauer: His Book ­ 2001/11/19 2004/11/06
1948d "I Am Pachmann" Moss, Frank. Appreciation Everybody's Weekly newspaper ­ 2009/02/01 2009/02/01
1949 "Vladimir de Pachmann" Saleski, Gdal. Biography with anecdotes. Saleski's book Famous Musicians of Jewish Origin Lengthy and interesting. The earlier version (1927) is shown here too. 2001/06/15 2001/06/15
19?? "Remarks on the Interpretation of the Works of Chopin" Pachmann, Lionel de. Article on performing Chopin's works A previously unpublished manuscript. The contents are disappointing. 2012/10/31 2016/01/16
1951 "Memories of Celebrities and Friends". Dawson, Peter Anecdotes Dawson's book Fifty Years of Song Dawson seems not to have realised that Pachmann was "acting" in the anecdotes. 2001/05/23 2001/05/23
1954 Foss, Hubert & Noel Goodwin Briefly quotes a review of a concerto. Foss and Goodwin's book London Symphony: Portrait of an Orchestra ­ 2003/05/08 2003/05/08
1956a "A Pachmann Recital" Chotzinoff, Samuel Appreciation. Chotzinoff's book Lost Paradise: Early Reminiscences Brief 2002/03/26 2003/02/01
1956b Whitaker-Wilson, Cecil Appreciation. Whitaker-Wilson's book How to Enjoy Music Brief comment on Pachmann's tone. 2002/06/07 2003/02/01
1956c Vignette V: De Pachman [sic] Sturkow Ryder [Snite], Theodora Anecdote. The author's book The Hem of Their Garments Slight but charming. 2015/06/15 2015/06/15
1957 "Chopin and Pianists" Cardus, Neville. Appreciation Cardus's book Talking of Music Brief 2008/12/12 2016/03/29
1958 "Ovation and Triumph" Kolodin, Irving Anecdote Kolodin's book The Musical Life Pachmann played Beethoven 0p. 111 2007/05/20 2007/05/20
1958-1962 [Various chapters] Holcman, Jan Appreciation Holcman's book Pianists: On and Off the Record Includes an analysis of the playing of some ornaments 2003/05/17 2003/05/17
1960 Long, Marguerite Anecdotes Long's book At the Piano with Debussy Of little significance 2006/07/15 2006/07/15
19?? Kolodin, Irving Appreciation Program notes accompanying the recordings A Treasury of Immortal Performances: Great Pianists of the Past play Chopin ­ 2001/04/20 2006/12/04
19?? Frankenstein, Alfred Appreciation Program notes accompanying the recordings A Treasury of Immortal Performances: Genius at the Keyboard Includes a humorous anecdote 2001/04/26 2004/05/30
1961a "The Fairy-tale Career of Maggie Oakey [Okey]" [Anon] Biography Sydney Daily Mirror newspaper Gross journalistic exaggeration of Buffen's article of 1893. Content removed. 2001/05/24 2004/06/11
1961b Cardus, Neville Anecdote Cardus's book Sir Thomas Beecham: A Memoir Amusing 2001/11/18 2003/02/01
1961c "de Pachmann: Vladimir, Marguerite & Léonide" Encyclopaedia entry Encyclopédie de la Musique ­ 2003/01/25 2004/06/10
1962 "A Memory of de Pachmann" Seroff, Victor Anecdotes Letter to the Editor, Bravo Magazine Very unreliable 2006/01/11 2006/01/11
1964a Gollancz, Victor Anecdotes Gollancz's book Journey Towards Music Of little significance 2003/11/09 2003/11/09
1964b "Pachmann" Bennwitz, Hanspeter Dictionary entry Interpretenlexikon der Instrumentalmusik In German. Brief. 2004/10/14 2004/10/14
1964c Cuisenier, Jean Appreciation LP record Great Pianists of the Past Brief 2007/08/03 2007/08/03
1965a Chasins, Abram Appreciation LP record Keyboard Giants of the Past Brief 2003/07/23 2003/07/23
1965b "Pachmann" Kun, Imre Review of performance; anecdotes. 30 év muvészek között (Thirty Years Among Artists) In Hungarian, translated by Judit Topál 2005/02/05 2005/02/10
1967 Young, Percy M. Appreciation; anecdotes Young's book Keyboard Musicians of the World Some scepticism but without evidence. 2006/07/01 2006/07/01
1969 "More Than a Clown" Blickstein, Edward Appreciation; anecdotes High Fidelity Magazine Good evaluation and explanation 2000/08/27 2000/08/27
1974 Tertis, Lionel Anecdote Tertis's book My Viola and I Brief. "We tree...!" 2002/03/17 2003/01/30
1975 [Remarks on Pachmann] Nomura, Koichi Appreciation; anecdotes Nomura's book Piano Memoirs In Japanese, translated by Yasuhiro Nakanishi. 2017/02/14 2017/02/14
1976a McKenna, Marian C. Anecdote McKenna's book Myra Hess: A Portrait Brief. Gold medal. 2001/11/23 2003/02/01
1976b Kentner, Louis Description of fingers Kentner's book Piano Brief 2001/12/08 2001/12/08
1976c "Pianists" Cardus, Neville Appreciation; anecdote. Cardus's book Conversations with Cardus Brief 2008/12/19 2008/12/19
1979 "Vladimir de Pachmann (1848-1933)" Schang, F. C. (Frederick Christian) Brief biography; anecdotes Schang's book Visiting Cards of Pianists With four illustrations 2004/10/30 2016/04/01
1982a Horowitz, Joseph Appreciation of Chopin's fourth Scherzo Horowitz's book Conversations with Arrau Brief 2001/11/23 2005/06/16
1982b Zamoyski, Adam Anecdote Zamoyski's book Paderewski Brief 2001/11/24 2003/02/01
1992a "De Pachmann's Piano Fingerings" Nettheim, Nigel Analysis of fingering Clavier magazine ­ 2016/03/27 2016/03/27
1992b "Pachmann, Vladimir de" Baker, Theodore Biography Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians One paragraph 2001/12/01 2004/05/30
1992c Hope, A. D. (Alec Derwent) Anecdote Hope's book Chance Encounters Interesting, though Hope exaggerated at times. 2008/03/03 2016/04/02
1996 Walker, Alan Miscellaneous items Walker's book Franz Liszt Related to Liszt. 2004/04/11 2004/05/30
1999 Ekier, Jan Passing mention Conference proceedings Chopin Works as a Source of Performance Inspiration Platform manner, brief 2008/11/16 2008/11/16
2001a "Vladimir de Pachmann" Nettheim, Nigel Dictionary entry The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Link OK 2016/04/02 20??/??/?? 2010/10/02
2001b "A Musical Microscope Applied to the Piano Playing of Vladimir de Pachmann" Nettheim, Nigel Analysis of performance So far published only on this website Details of performance nuances; comparison with other artists. 2001/08/23 2010/03/03
2003a Manildi, Donald Book review (preliminary) Pianophiles Internet Discussion Group Preliminary review of a book by Mark Mitchell 2003/05/27 2003/05/27
2003b "Review of: ..." Nettheim, Nigel Book review (incomplete) Published only on this website Review of a book by Mark Mitchell. Incomplete review (the book reviewed has since been withdrawn). 2003/08/27 2008/09/20
2008 "Pachmann at Age Twelve" Nettheim, Nigel Musicological investigation So far published only on this website Identifies a piece Pachmann played as a boy. 2008/10/17 2008/10/17