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 >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 216-218. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426637598799 accessed: 20 June, 2021

location of experience: Midwestern United States

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

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

Notes

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