Pachmann, Vladimir de (vlədyēˈmĭr də päkhˈmän) [key], 1848–1933, Russian pianist, studied with his father, a violinist, and at the Vienna Conservatory. He devoted himself almost exclusively to playing Chopin's smaller piano pieces, and he was known as a colorful, eccentric performer.
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