Gregor Piatigorsky - the 1900's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 259-260:

I played the “Batta” [cello] for a long time before appearing in concert with it. In solitude, as is befitting honeymooners, we avoided interfering company until then. From that day on, when I proudly carried the “Batta” across the stage for all to greet, a new challenge entered into my life. While all other instruments I had played prior to the “Batta” differed one from the other in character and range, I knew their qualities, shortcomings, or their capriciousness enough to exploit their good capabilities to full advantage. Not so with the “Batta,” whose prowess had no …   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 259-260. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1426808145994 accessed: 20 June, 2021

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Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1900's
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 23:35:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:46:15 +0000