Gregor Piatigorsky in Vienna

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 177:

The tall man [Richard Hageman] took his coat off, revealing a full dress. “What are we playing tonight?” he asked with an engaging smile. I handed him a brief case full of music. He looked through it. “I played the Beethoven Variations once-also the Strauss Sonata, though a very long time ago,” he said. “Is there anything special you do in those works?” / “No, just as they are written,” I said, trying to appear calm. Even under normal circumstances my nervousness before a concert was enormous. Now it was barely controlable. No wonder. To play …   more >>

cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 177. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Beethoven Variation / Strauss Sonata / Bocherini Sonata/Debussy Sonata / other pieces
written by Claude Debussy, Beethoven, Luigi Boccherini, Richard Strauss
performed by Richard Hageman, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Piatigorsky had called Otto Schufold to play with him, but he was not in town and he was without accompanist. The local manager told that there Richard Hageman, an American composer, was willing to accompany him.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:04:18 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:57:03 +0000