Gregor Piatigorsky

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 206:

Things did not work smoothly either with the sonata for solo cello by Schnabel, which also had been given to me by the composer. Schnabel had consulted me when he wrote it, but its bizarre music fascinated me only when accompanied by Schnabel’s verbal obbligato. He spoke of his musical ideas magnificently, but here, in the middle of the ocean, without his formidable rhetoric, gestures, and demonstrations at the piano, it was much less convincing. I did not spare any effort, but I am afraid that Schönberg and Schnabel, both deeply admired musicians and friends, were disappointed by my …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 206. accessed: 21 July, 2024


Gregor Piatigorsky

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Schoenberg sonata / Schnabel Sonata
written by Artur Schnabel, Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Gregor Piatigorsky

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This happened during a trip from New York to Italy.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:17:26 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:04:12 +0000