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Vladimir de Pachmann : a piano virtuoso's life and art

Author: Mark Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Piano virtuoso Vladimir de Pachmann (1848-1933) is remembered today more often than not for the comic and sometimes bizarre on-stage behavior that earned him the epithet "Chopinzee." Yet during his years as a performer, Pachmann was regarded as one of the four or five greatest pianists in the world, and as the outstanding exponent of the music of Chopin."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Vladimir de Pachmann; Vladimir de Pachmann; Vladimir de Pachmann; Vladimir de Pachmann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mitchell
ISBN: 0253341698 9780253341693
OCLC Number: 49312712
Description: 231 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Becoming de Pachmann --
Building the myth --
M. and Mme. de Pachmann --
"My wife, Madame Labori" --
Colleagues --
The demon --
"The face of one's friend" --
The black hand --
"The sky is changed!" --
Talking to the moon --
The exhaustless genius --
The vanishing years --
Epilogue : The others.
Responsibility: Mark Mitchell.

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First biography of this little known pianist, in his day among the world's most celebrated.  Read more...

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