Gregor Piatigorsky in New York - 1929

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 199:

Two days later I was at Leopold Godowsky’s. The lovable old man, no longer active as a pianist, lived up to his reputation as a wit, entertaining his friends and playing some of his clever and overexpanded transcriptions. His nimble fingers’ appetite, as if not satisfied with the offered intricacies, hungrily snapped with lightning speed at more keys than seemed possible. Almost inaudible, it was fascinating to watch. His son-in-law, David Saperton, played something of Godowsky too-to my surprise, still faster and softer. With Godowsky, I played his Larghetto lamentoso, a …   more >>

cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 199. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426615836518 accessed: 23 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Listening to

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Godowsky's works
written by Leopold Godowsky
performed by Leopold Godowsky, David Saperton, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:10:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:06:24 +0000