ON THIS DAY | Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky was Born in 1903

Premiering a number of cornerstone works, including the Prokofiev, Hindemith and Walton Cello Concertos, he was once described by legendary pedagogue Ivan Galamian as "the greatest string player of all time"

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Piatigorsky

The Russian-born American cello virtuoso was born on this day in 1903.

Dying in 1976, Maestro Piatigorsky served as Principal Cellist with the Berlin Philharmonic — and held distinguished teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Southern California.

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