Gregor Piatigorsky in Moscow - 1916

from Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky, pages 35,36:

I passed through the narrow stage door with Professor Keneman. Blinded by the bright lights and deafened by noise, I stared at the tremendous audience. There was no applause to greet us. No one seemed to have such a notion – they greeted each other instead. As soon as I sat down, Keneman proceeded with the Polonaise by Popper. It was surprising to hear such a restrained gentleman play suddenly with a devil-may-care gusto. I took over with no less bravura.
cite as

Gregor Piatigorsky, Cellist- Gregor Piatigorsky (New York, 1976), p. 35,36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1425427590149 accessed: 26 July, 2021

location of experience: Moscow

Listeners

Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellist
1903-1976

Listening to

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Polonaise
written by Popper
performed by Keneman, Gregor Piatigorsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:06:30 +0000
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:22:12 +0000