I went to St. James's Hall on June 5 to hear the famous Vladimir de Pachmann, the best living interpreter of Chopin's lovely music. I found the pianist in splendid form, and the hall was entirely packed with his admirers, ladies being in the majority. M. de Pachmann is not only a wonderful player, he is a humorist of the first water, and, while his fingers run over the keyboard with lightning-like rapidity, the pianist flashes the drollest glances upon his fair admirers, whose gloved hands respond with incessant applause.