THE PIANIST De Pachmann returned from a worldwide tour, bursting with self-esteem. He had cried "Gut, De Pachmann," aloud to himself many times, at many different pianos. He was his own best audience. "I had a succès fou," he told his friend Moszkowski [1854-1925]. "Crowded houses, lovely ladies, big parties, mad enthusiasm. And furthermore, how much money do you think I made?" "Half," sourly replied his friend. [Presumably meaning: "Half as much as you're going to tell me!"]