American Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky Died On This Day in 1976 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73

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Gregor Piatigorsky Death

Russian-born American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky died on this day in 1976 – aged 73.

A student of Alfred von Glehn and Anatoliy Brandukov, Maestro Piatigorsky served coveted teaching positions at the Curtis Institute of Music and the University of Southern California – and was once labelled by legendary pedagogue Ivan Galamian as ‘the greatest string player of all time’.

GREGOR PIATIGORSKY & RALPH BERKOWITZ | SCHUBERT | THEME AND VARIATIONS

Ravel: Piano Trio in A Minor No. 1 - Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor (Original Album 1950)

Gregor Piatigorsky

Jascha Heifetz

Arthur Rubinstein

Release Date: October 12, 2012

Ginkgo Rubinstein

Dvorák & Walton: Cello Concertos

Gregor Piatigorsky

Charles Munch

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: January 25, 2005

Sony Classical

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