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.
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425552588871 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1920's
Medium live
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