Vladimir de Pachmann
Prepared by Nigel Nettheim
 Three examples from the Chopin Nocturne op.72/1 are available in my
article, as well as
comparisons with three other pianists.
Henselt/Pachmann, La Gondola
Format: MP3. File size: 2.21 Mb. Duration: 2 min. 25sec.
This is a Welte reproducing roll, recorded in November 1925 or in 1926.
Three known transfers are:
(a) tape: Gustafson Piano Library, (b) LP: MJA, and (c) LP: Welte 667.
Transfers (a) and (b) are derived from a taped copy made in May 1959
by Edward Blickstein on Pachmann's own Baldwin Welte reproducing piano
(the roll's paper and mechanism are audible at times),
while (c) is a different reproduction of the roll.
The timings from the start of the first note
to the start of the (faint) last note are: (a) 2'23" (b) 2'20" (c) 2'02";
the pitch levels in tones, compared to A440, are: (a) -½ (b) 0 (c) 0.
It is hard to draw firm conclusions from these different timings and pitch
levels as to which is more authentic. Transfer (b) is used here.