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Pachmann: The Mythic Pianist - 1907-1927 Recordings
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CD

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ARB 129CD ARB 129CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2002 release. Pioneering recordings of eccentric piano genius Vladimir de Pachmann dating back to 1907. While he behaved outrageously on stage and sometimes in the studio, Pachmann self-consciously played at his best to provide a legacy for future listeners. While hunting for his lost archive in Rome, Arbiter discovered a pupil of his who revealed that Pachmann's unique Chopin playing came from private studies with a retired assistant of the composer's who lived in Florence, Italy. Nineteenth-century listeners identified him with Chopin, even leading some to call him a "Chopinzee" after his wild on-stage stunts. Also includes performances of compositions by Felix Mendelssohn, Joachim Raff, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Franz Liszt.