Gregor Piatigorsky in Europe - in the middle of the 1900's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 242:

Incidentally, my ambition was to hear Maestro [Toscanini] play the cello. On one of our crossings from Europe I finally succeeded in luring him to my cabin. My cello, with the pin out, waited for him. He sat on a chair but when I handed him the cello he said, “No – no pin – it’s a modern invention.” He pushed the pin back inside. I gave him the bow and he began tuning. “The A is too high; the G is too low”, he grumbled. Fifteen minutes passed and he was still tuning. I hoped he would start playing. “O bestia, stupido, now the D is too high!” He continued tuning until it was …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 242. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Europe


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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:22:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:50:25 +0000