Gregor Piatigorsky in Carnegie Hall

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 190-191:

In New York again, one morning I faced the great orchestra and Mengelberg. Carnegie Hall, the conductor, and the New York Philharmonic, with the exception of my friends and colleagues Alfred Wallestein and Mischel Piastro, were new to me. The rehearsal commenced without the customary introduction to the orchestra. Mengelberg, a heavy-set man with an enormous head, boomed his instructions to the orchestra, which played too loudly to hear his voice. Taking the tempo much slower than was indicated in the score, he stopped, recommenced, stopped again, and the orchestra played louder and slower as …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 190-191. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Carnegie Hall


Gregor Piatigorsky

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cello concert performed by New York Philharmonic: Hans Lange (conductor), Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:10:19 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:49:13 +0000