Gregor Piatigorsky in Berlin - 1929

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 174-175:

One of the concerts was the guitar recital of Andrés Segovia, whom I had not heard before. The exquisite artist transformed his intimate guitar into a miniature orchestra with many shades of color and timbre. Even the slides, which because of the frets made unwanted notes audible, did not mar my enjoyment. Astonished with his mastery, I stayed as long as he played for the enthusiastic audience. Just before he finished the last piece, which ended in a pianissimo, there was a loud cracking noise. Startled, Segovia looked at his guitar and hurried off. / I went to see him backstage. He looked …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 174-175. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426323416410 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: Berlin

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Experience Information

Date/Time 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 08:56:56 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:58:23 +0000