Gregor Piatigorsky in Berlin - at the end of the 1920's
from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 156:
I eagerly awaited the recital of Heifetz. I had never heard him, but although only two years his junior, since my early childhood the name Heifetz, in Russia, was a legend. Not to miss his concert, I had to postpone mine in Hamburg. It was not easy, but well worth the effort. What supreme mastery over his instrument! It seemed that he had reached his Olympian heights – or rather, had been placed there – by forces other than human. He stood as if cut in marble, but I had to stop watching his perfect co-ordination and listen with my eyes closed to the unearthly beautiful sound of his violin.
Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425552588871 accessed: 2 July, 2022
|Date/Time||at the end of the 1920's|
|Listening Environment||indoors, in public|
Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:49:48 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:04:19 +0000