Gregor Piatigorsky in District of Columbia - 1930

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 246:

After losing our way in a labyrinth of corridors and antechambers we finally emerged in a large foyer in which we saw a small orchestra in uniformed jackets playing the Minuet by Bocherini. It sounded so nice, so inviting, that I could not resist following the music, with my arms around the cello, in a slow and graceful minuetto step. Bey [Emanuel Bey] joined me with equal elegance. It was not until I heard Bey’s voice that I felt alarmed. “For heaven’s sake,” he said, “stop dancing. Look behind you.” I saw the President, Mrs. Hoover, all the dignitaries and guests following us in …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 246. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: District of Columbia


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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written by Luigi Boccherini
performed by Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1930
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors


Piatigorsky listening experience while listening to an orchestra playing the Minuet by Bocherini at the White House.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:30:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:48:17 +0000