Gregor Piatigorsky in North America

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 191-192:

From coast to coast, in every major orchestra were Russians. Usually they were from the string section, the woodwinds being predominantly French and the brass German. Russian voluptuousness, French elegance, and German power, combined here and there with other nationalities different in schooling and culture, made the American orchestra a unit of unique quality. Playing with them, I played for them, and the degree of my satisfaction with the performance depended on their reaction to it. At the rehearsals I occasionally turned my back to the empty hall and faced the orchestra. I wanted to see …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 191-192. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: North America


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Don Quixote / Dvořák Cello Concerto
written by Antonín Dvorák, Richard Strauss
performed by Arthur Rodzinski (conductor), Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:17:14 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:13:08 +0000