Gregor Piatigorsky in London - the 1900's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 254-255:

“Here is something for you to try- a superb Montagnana which has not been played for close to a century.” I was handed a cello as Mr. Hill went to show the shop to Mr. Dane. Voluptuous and richly covered with a gold-orange varnish, it was in a striking state of preservation. It was hard to believe that it had been made in 1739. Beautiful as it was, it had barely sound at all. No wonder! Silent for so long, it had lost its capacity for speech. Puzzled and eager, I struggled to bring life into it. I don’t know how long I tried or how long Mr. Dane and Mr. Hill stood listening. / “How do …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 254-255. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426807961954 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:32:42 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:47:31 +0000