Gregor Piatigorsky in Philadelphia - 1929

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: 23 May, 2022

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

Date/Time 1929
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