p.424 The fact is that I could hear the three great pianists live. . . Michalowski whom I heard in a series of concerts in Cracow . . . and late [later] in Warsaw. . . . There [These] were quite exceptional concerts. Apart from the legendary Pachmann, who used to make [do] extraordinary things on the platform, you must [could] never have witnessed such concerts in your life. . . . he [Michalowski] had p.426 great trouble with his eyesight. After sitting down at the piano (to which of course he had been led), he had to feel the shape of the instrument, the keyboard, where was the middle, etc. And he had trouble not only with his eyes, but also with his memory. . . . please take it as an authentic fact, that he started with a polonaise and ended with a ballade, at one go. Something had shifted in his memory, he linked it up and the result—the fantastic finale of the Ballade in G minor after the already begun Polonaise in A-flat.