Richard Strauss et al. in Frankfurt - at the end of the 1920's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 145-146:

When I entered the stage for rehearsal in Frankfurt-am-Main and saw Richard Strauss, it was a shock. He was the last person I expected to be the conductor. I thought that it was a mistake and that I was in the wrong town, but as I was about to retreat he called me. / "The Haydn Concerto," he said to the orchestra. After a few bars he stopped and said, "The tutti is too long. It's a concerto, not a symphony. We will make a cut." He counted the number of bars to be left out. "Let's try it." I listened to this impossible cut, but did not dare to protest. At the end of the first movement he …   more >>

cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 145-146. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Frankfurt


Richard Strauss
Composer, Conducting
Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Haydn Concerto / Strauss's Don Quixote
written by Richard Strauss, Joseph Haydn
performed by Richard Strauss, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Piatigorsky listening experience while being conducted by Richard Strauss. / Richard Strauss's impressions of Piatigorsky's cadenzas and Piatigorsky interpretation of "Don Quixote".

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:46:52 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:06:24 +0000