Gregor Piatigorsky in New York - in the middle of the 1930's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 225-226:

Maestro [Toscanini] at the piano, we began the concerto. Glancing at his score, I noticed that the cello part was virtually covered with pencilled fingerings and bowings. No cellist except me had seen the concerto. Surprised, I asked who had made the markings. / “I did,” said Maestro. / “Why?” / “Did you forget I was a cellist?” he said, smiling. “One does hear fingerings and bowings, and I wanted to know if yours would be the same as mine.” / Maestro banged on the piano in a true Kapellmeister manner. He spoke and he sang, and his spontaneity and vigor carried me away. By the …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 225-226. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Castelnuovo-Tedesco Cello Concerto
written by Castelnuovo-Tedesco
performed by Arturo Toscanini, Gregor Piatigorsky

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 00:24:56 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:51:56 +0000