To E. E. Ziegler
Conrad Uhl's Hotel Bristol
Berlin U. D. Linden 5 u 6 June 17-1912
Dear Ned
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In London at the second Strauss evening the following well known persons sat in the stalls: Mr. & Mrs. Mare A. Blumenburg, Mr. Otto Floersheim, Mr. Montague Chester, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wolfsohn, Mr. & Mrs. H. H. Wetzlar, Mr. C. M. Loeffler, Mr. Otto Weil—Ternina—Milka—Fremstad, Olive—Fritz Kreisler and Beadleston & Woerz, Pachmann, the two MacDowells—E. A. and Missus, Francis Neilson, The Hungrykeirs! [Hunekers] etc. etc. The world is a tiny place—after all!
As Ever
Jim [James Huneker]

To Henry L. Mencken
Westminster Court,
April 11, 1916
My dear Mencken:
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De Pachmann pointed at the audience and said, "He knows more than you"—meaning, of course, the critics as well as the London public. Catch the little chap admitting that any one knew more than he did of Chopin. Few do (notably, Godowsky the Superman of the keyboard).
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As ever,
James Huneker

To Pitts Sandborn
Westminster Court: 1618 Beverly Road
Brooklyn, March 27/17
Dear Mr. Sanborn:
My little improvisation brought me a very interesting letter indeed. The meeting with with Pachmann (whose right name is Waldemar Bachmann—no Von or De, and a native of Odessa, his father a Kantor in a local school) must have been immense. When in the mood he is the most ornamental impresario alive. The legato story is true—few possess the art. Joseffy achieved the legato effect by an aerial handling—or footing—of pedals. But the clinging legatissimo of Pachmann, Thalberg, and Paderewski (in his prime) he did not boast.    .    .    .
James Huneker