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

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 244:

Finally the night of the concert arrived. Half dead from rehearsals and speechmaking, I went to the hall in my full dress. Usually very nervous before a concert, I was surprisingly tranquil. I was on good terms with the orchestra, and I knew that they would do their best. Carefully attending to my cuffs, which I thought should be visible, I walked on the stage. Ready to start with the Euryanthe Overture, by Weber, the concertmaster whispered, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I had not rehearsed it, and, somewhat bewildered, I gave a sign to the drummer and let him go on for an unreasonably long…   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 244. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Denver


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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National anthem / Euryanthe Overture, by Weber / Haydn Cello Concerto
written by Max Weber, Joseph Haydn
performed by Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:27:50 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:49:53 +0000