Gregor Piatigorsky in London - 1929

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 174:

Before leaving for Germany, I spent a few hours in London with Nicholas Medtner. I had admired him since my youth in Moscow, where the shy and unobtrusive man and his noble art had made him one of the most loved musicians. His brother, the violist, said to me once, “He is an eternity who thinks himself a day.” In his modest apartment in London he spoke hesitantly, as if he wanted to say something but couldn’t. He went to the piano and played a few pages from a manuscript. / He stopped. He looked lonely and lost. “No one really wants my music,” he said. He shouldn’t have left …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 174. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426323306419 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Listening to

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Nicholas Medtner works
written by Nicholas Medtner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:55:06 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:59:05 +0000