Gregor Piatigorsky in Vichy France - in the middle of 1929

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 178-179:

After excessive consumption of bouillabaisse it was only logical for me to hurry to Vichy, but I did not go there to drink its mineral water but to play the Schumann Concerto with Sir Thomas Beecham. I had played with him on other occasions, and, appreciating his musicianship, I regretted that my shaky English hindered me in the appreciation of his famous wit. / The rehearsal went fine, and in the evening, had it not been for the hotel bellboy, I would have arrived at the concert in the best of spirits. As I was about to leave, the bellboy, catching me off guard, snatched my cello and before I…   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 178-179. accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Vichy France


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Schumann Cello Concerto
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:13:23 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:54:38 +0000