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Gregor Piatigorsky : the life and career of the virtuoso cellist

Author: Terry King
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky's humble beginning in Russia establishes him as the archetype of the struggling artist. The October Revolution forced his escape to Warsaw, where he enjoyed success with the Warsaw Philharmonic. Relocating to Berlin he emerged as solo cellist with the Berlin Philharmonic. This book provides a chronicle of Piatigorsky's life and career"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gregor Piatigorsky; Gregor Piatigorsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry King
ISBN: 9780786446353 0786446358
OCLC Number: 496518459
Description: x, 358 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Early years, 1903-1920 --
New frontiers, 1921 --
Nomad to success --
America, Rachmaninoff, Strauss, and Stravinsky --
Paris, 1932-1933 --
World's busiest cellist --
Jacqueline --
Prokofiev, Hindemith, and teaching --
The war years --
The 1950s : Los Angeles --
The 1960s and the Heifetz-Piatigorsky partnership --
Academe's bizarre world.
Responsibility: Terry King.

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Biography of the celebrated Russian cellist charting his humble Moscow beginnings to his appointment as solo cellist with the Berlin Philharmonic. This book provides an all-embracing chronicle of  Read more...

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