Gregor Piatigorsky in Berlin - at the end of the 1920's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 158:

After a few pleasant days with Jacques [Thibaud] he made me promise to hear Wanda Landowska. Thibaud said it was a crime that I never had. I went to hear her play the Haydn Concerto. She crossed the stage draped in something priestly, approaching her harpsichord as though it were an altar. There was the solemnity of a virgin offering and a mystic ceremony about to begin. But her performance was wonderfully simple and as exemplary as one would expect of a truly great artist.
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 158. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425553089186 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Listening to

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Haydn Concerto
written by Joseph Haydn
performed by Wanda Landowska

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 10:58:09 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:03:39 +0000