Considered by Tchaikovsky as Ďone of greatest musiciansí, Paul Pabst studied in Vienna and later with the great Franz Liszt. Pabst was appointed professor at the Moscow Conservatory. Pabstís students included Nicolay Medtner and theSergei Liapunov. Pabst was especially recognized for his interpretation of Schumann and Liszt. Rachmaninov asked Paul Pabst to join him in the debut of his Fantasie Tableaux, Op. 5.