Gregor Piatigorsky in Warsaw - 1920

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 56:

Now he [Eugen D’Albert] was coming to Warsaw to play the Emperor Concerto. When I saw a tiny, mustached old man walking toward the piano, I could not believe it was D’Albert. He was very small indeed, but what a titan as an artist! We spent an evening together. Elly [Kochanski] suggested that I play one of the Mendelssohn sonatas with him. D’Albert played extraordinarily loudly, yet he must have heard the cello – he said so, and wanted to play more.
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 56. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Warsaw


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Emperor Concerto / Mendelssohn cello sonatas
written by Felix Mendelssohn, Beethoven
performed by Eugen D'Albert

Experience Information

Date/Time 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:13:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:21:41 +0000