Alfred von Glehn in Moscow Conservatory - 1915

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 25,26:

Professor von Glehn was not very demanding, and he did not seem to mind hearing me play the same étude by Duport, lesson after lesson. Evidently he was resigned to my apathy and lack of progress. I knew, of course, that I could do better, for when I was alone I played a great many pieces, composed cadenzas to concertos, and wrote a difficult caprice for unaccompanied cello. The goodhearted professor, unable to hurt anyone’s feelings, never scolded me or demanded explanations. He also could not refuse when I asked permission to appear in one of the student recitals. He shook his head sadly …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 25,26. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Moscow Conservatory


Listening to

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Souvenir de Spa
written by Adrien-François Servais
performed by Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


Alfred von Glehn listening to Piatigorsky/Piatigorsky’s recollections of his playing as a young student.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:03:05 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:22:49 +0000