Valentin Pavlovsky et al. in Saint-Louis (Missouri)

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 185-186:

I met Pavlovsky in St. Louis, where we had two recitals with a repeated program. The severe cold, to which my cello had been sensitive, lowered the bridge and the strings, a condition that hardly permitted the sound to be heard. Not to overpower my painfully whispering cello, poor Pavlovsky barely touched the keys. The public, hearing me for the first time, probably accepted my miniature sound and did not act as if it missed anything. / Early next morning I was at the violinmaker. Even to change a string on the day of the concert could upset me, and to become accustomed to a new bridge …   more >>

cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 185-186. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Saint-Louis (Missouri)


Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:21:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:50:58 +0000