Gregor Piatigorsky in Marseilles, Ohio

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, page 178:

In Marseilles the concert was with orchestra. I arrived punctually for the rehearsal, but found only a handful of musicians. / “It doesn’t matter,” said Georges Sébastian, the conductor, calmly. “They will be here sometime.” I followed him onstage. He introduced me to the few men present and said, “Concerto, please.” Turning to me, he whispered, “We must pretend we are ready. They will hurry. It always works.” True enough, I saw musicians rush with their instruments from all sides to their places. They greeted each other and tuned…   more >>

cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 178. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Marseilles, Ohio


Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:56:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:45:03 +0000