Gregor Piatigorsky in London - in the beginning of the 1930's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 207-208:

The recording room was crowded with gentlemen of the London Philharmonic. They tuned noisily, talked, and gesticulated. In Italy such agitation, an accustomed everyday occurrence, might be provoked by almost anything. Here the masters of self-restraint could be sent into a commotion only by matters of the greatest inconsequence. In fact, judging by their very excitement, there was no disaster in store. For in meeting that, an Englishman is composed. Emergency and danger do not make him move a muscle. It is when losing his gloves or umbrella that is apt to have tantrums. / The conductor, John …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 207-208. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Schumann Cello Concerto
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Giovanni Battista, Gregor Piatigorsky, London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time in the beginning of the 1930's
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:19:25 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:03:43 +0000