Gregor Piatigorsky in Paris - in the middle of the 1900's
from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 215:
Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 215. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426637348309 accessed: 23 November, 2017
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The performer was Dinu Lipatti. Piatigorsky wrote that one of the reasons that influenced him in refusing Lipatti was “the stigma the word “accompanist” carries, a prejudice that can hinder a solo career. This feeling is even exemplified by the refusal of a world-famous pianist to record sonatas with an equally prominent string player for fear of being thought an accompanist, and so falling down into the gutter.