Gregor Piatigorsky in London - in the middle of the 1900's

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 210-211:

There was no printed program. The familiar Kreisler sound caressed my ears until suddenly he had a memory lapse. I was sure that, if the pianist stopped insisting on playing the music in front of him, Kreisler’s improvisations would make it into a better piece, but as it was they were muddling along in search of one another. I did not see the audience, but, judging from the applause following the piece, it was an extremely small one. The second piece he played incredibly beautifully, and there was no third. “Harriet is waiting”, he murmured, packing his violin./ “Won’t you play some …   more >>
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 210-211. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1427111084553 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1900's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Notes

Episode where Piatigorsky met royalty en masse at one grand musicale during the so called “season”in London.


Originally submitted by tlisboa on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:44:44 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:42:50 +0000