Gregor Piatigorsky in Midwestern United States - in the middle of the 1900's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 216-218:

By the time I had finished my drink, he looked [local pianist from Midwestern city] to me calm enough to attend to business. I handed him the music for our concert the next night. “Splendid. It’s like meeting dear old friends again,” he said, lovingly leafing the music. “Ha, Brahms F Major. I bet you don’t take the tempo of the first movement too slowly, as most cellists do. Allegro vivace- are they blind or deaf?” he demanded accusingly. His mood changed rapidly every new piece./ “-the little Debussy sonata – adorable.” He caressed the title page. “Well, well, here is the …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 216-218. accessed: 24 July, 2024

location of experience: Midwestern United States


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Brahms F Major cello sonata / Hindemth's cappricio/ Debussy / "Minuetto" by Valensin
written by Claude Debussy, Brahms, Paul Hindemith
performed by Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


Piatigorsky’s pianist had fallen ill, and his managers engaged a local pianist.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:13:18 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:56:49 +0000