Gregor Piatigorsky - November, 1923

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 99:

Suddenly I was overcome by great fatigue. The cello seemed to weigh tons. I had to lean on it. If only I could listen to music! The mere thought was a breath of life. There must be a concert tonight – maybe they will let me in. I headed toward the Philharmonic. / It was easy to sneak in through the backstage door. My cello was as good as a ticket. I saw a group of late-comers rushing into the hall, but I could not join them with the cello in my hands. I walked upstairs into the musicians’ quarters, where I thought I could deposit it among other instruments. Near the entrance to the …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 99. accessed: 19 July, 2024


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Beethoven's Eight Symphony
written by Beethoven
performed by Busoni (conductor), Berlin Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1923
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:31:08 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:19:33 +0000