Gregor Piatigorsky in Philadelphia

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 183-185:

My first orchestral concert was in Philadelphia, under the direction of Leopold Stokowski. What an orchestra! What a luscious sound! The high calibre of the musicians, their enthusiasm, made the rehearsal a joy (…) After the cello concerto I went to listen to the Tchaikovsky Pathétique. I just missed his eccentric entrance, but after the conclusion of the third movement I was rewarded with his unexpected speech. / There was applause. Stokowski turned and silenced the audience. He spoke of bad manners in applauding between movements and of the musicians who, after trying to produce beautiful…   more >>
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Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 183-185. accessed: 15 July, 2024

location of experience: Philadelphia


Gregor Piatigorsky

Listening to

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Symphony Pathétique
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
performed by Leopold Stokowski, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:21:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:43:28 +0000