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The Complete Vladimir De Pachmann


Release Date: 03/12/2012 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 54003  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinLeopold GodowskyRobert SchumannFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vladimir de Pachmann (1848-1933), the most controversial of the few pianists alive during Chopin's lifetime who also left recordings, studied piano at the Vienna Conservatory with Joseph Dachs and theory with Bruckner, making his debut in 1869. Soon he heard Tausig, von Bülow, and Rubinstein, stopped performing entirely and locked himself up to practice compulsively. When he emerged ten years later his playing had features of all three, plus a uniquely smooth, pearly quality. He began to appear in public again in 1882, just about the time when he met Liszt, whose personality and playing became the greatest influence in his life. Always high-strung, he gradually discovered that if he talked to his audiences, his stage fright lessened. Read more The public adored his Chopin, which frustrated him, for he wanted to play Beethoven also. Within a few years he gave in to public demand and became the number one Chopin specialist of all time. Concurrently his platform behavior evolved into a kind of show, with grimaces, muttered asides, and boasts. As well known for his eccentricities as for his Chopin, the American critic James Huneker dubbed him "The Chopinzee," and the sobriquet stuck. Pachmann was the first internationally famous pianist to record commercially, making many records of varying quality over two decades starting with 1907 G and Ts. He was quoted saying any of his records were not "One percent of de Pachmann," although at the end he realized that glimmers of his art would live through them. A few of his worst records became his biggest sellers, for on them he talks during his playing. But many of his lesser-known recordings are among the greatest ever, unique, for his pianistic style harks back to the Hummel school. Knowing only his worst records, critics have dismissed him, but on his best records one can hear some of the finest piano playing ever recorded. De Pachmann-biographer Edward Blickstein contributes the liner notes. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
2. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/7/1911 
3. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37: no 2 in G major, B 127 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
4. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
5. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/14//1923 
6. Nocturne for Piano in E minor, B 19/Op. 72 no 1 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
7. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/25/1912 
8. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 6 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/6/1925 
9. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 3 in G major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
10. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 24 in D minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/7/1911 
11. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 23 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
12. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 22 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
13. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 20 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/26/1912 
14. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 16 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1915 
15. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 5/26/1924 
16. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 10 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/25/1912 
17. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
18. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 24 in D minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1915 
19. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/6/1925 
20. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
21. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 5 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/7/1911 
22. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/26/1912 
23. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/8/1911 
24. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
25. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/26/1912 
26. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 6/14/1909 
27. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/8/1911 
28. Studies (53) on Chopin Etudes: no 22 in C sharp minor (after Op. 10 no 12) "Left Hand" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1914; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 4/26/1912 
29. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1923 
30. Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1915 
31. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/6/1925 
32. Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/7/1911 
33. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
34. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1925 
35. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
36. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
37. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/25/1925 
38. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/6/1925 
39. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
40. Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 9/23/1924 
41. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 4, Grillen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
42. Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 1 in F major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 9/23/1924 
43. Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/8/1911 
44. Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 1 in F major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1923 
45. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
46. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 1 in G major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/6/1925 
47. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 4 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 6/6/1925 
48. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/3/1927 
49. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1907 
50. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1915 
51. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
52. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 4/26/1912 
53. Mazurka brillante, S 221 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/8/1911 
54. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
55. Polonaises (2) for Piano, S 223: no 2 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1915 
56. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 
57. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 6/22/1909 
58. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 157: no 2, La fileuse by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Wiesbaden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1907 
59. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 157: no 2, La fileuse by Joseph Joachim Raff
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Wiesbaden, Germany 
Date of Recording: 6/14/1909 
60. Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
61. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/8/1911 
62. Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 6, Andante sostenuto "Venetian Gondola Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
Date of Recording: 4/25/1912 
63. Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Date of Recording: 6/14/1909 
64. Preludes and Fugues (6) for Piano, Op. 35: no 1 in E minor - Prelude by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
65. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 9/23/1924 
66. La Gondola, Op. 13 no 2 by Adolf Henselt
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Date of Recording: 1925 
67. The maiden's prayer by T Badarzewska-Baranowska
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1856; Warsaw, Poland 
Date of Recording: 1906 
68. Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 5, Capriccio in C sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir de Pachmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1/1916 

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