Gregor Piatigorsky in Budapest - in the middle of the 1930's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 224-225:

He [Béla Bartók] spoke of Hungarian folk music and of a composition he was working on, and played a few excerpts on the piano from the manuscript. His soft hands made music as strong as his face, as penetrating as his eyes, and yet as delicate as his frail body. We rehearsed, and during lunch we agreed that we had really not rehearsed at all but just played, and when we repeated anything it was merely to give us the pleasure of playing once more. In the afternoon we went through the program, which consisted of the E-Minor Brahms Sonata, Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major, the…   more >>

cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 224-225. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Budapest


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Brahms' E-Minor Sonata / Beethoven’s Sonata in C Major/ Bach's D- Major Cello Suite / Debussy's Cello Sonata / Bartók's Rhapsody
written by Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Brahms, Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:21:48 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:53:21 +0000