Gregor Piatigorsky in Berlin

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 163:

Unlike Volodja [Vladimir Horowitz], who when not practicing would play a piece from the beginning to the end, Nathan [Milstein] ran through the violin repertoire, playing bits from every piece and demonstrating his clever solution to every difficulty. In between, he spoke of the economics of Spain, enforcing his opinion with a sentence or two in Spanish. Tomorrow, I was sure, he would start speaking German, but meanwhile, he disapproved of German pedantry and approved of all things Latin. So spontaneous and harmless was he that one hated to be critical of anything he said. His extraordinary …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 163. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Berlin


Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:06:56 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:03:00 +0000