The Prodigious Power of Pianists – Strength Magazine – January, 1924

Who would believe it possible that in the two-hour course of the average piano- forte recital the artist exerts literally tons of physical power? That may seem a rather barbarous idea to apply to anything so spiritual as music. And yet, putting aside aesthetic considerations for the moment, it is an actual fact that when de Pachmann plays the most delicate Chopin Nocturne in his individual, subliminal fashion he applies hundreds of pounds of highly controlled force from his ageless fingers.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas