Cello Virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky Born On This Day in 1903 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorsky was born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago

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Russian-born American cello virtuoso Gregor Piatigorskywas born on this day in 1903 – 116 years ago.

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.

He premiered a number of cornerstone works, including the Prokofiev, Hindemith and Walton Cello Concertos – and was once described by legendary pedagogue Ivan Galamian as “the greatest string player of all time.”

GREGOR PIATIGORSKY | FAURE | ELEGIE 

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