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PIATIGORSKY, GREGOR

PIATIGORSKY, GREGOR (1903–1976), cellist. Born in Yekaterinoslav, Ukraine, Piatigorsky became first cellist at the Imperial Opera. He left Russia in 1921 and from 1924 he was leading cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He resigned in 1928 to tour as soloist, often appearing in recitals with Serge Rachmaninoff, arthur schnabel , and vladimir horovitz . He also formed a trio with nathan milstein and Horovitz. In 1929 he settled in the U.S. and taught at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and later at Boston University. One of the leading cellists of his generation, Piatigorsky made many arrangements for the cello and commissioned cello concertos from several composers – Paul Hindemith, mario castelnuovo-tedesco , and Serge Prokofiev. He visited Israel in 1954 for concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and returned in 1970 for concerts together with Jasha Heifetz. His autobiography, Cellist, was published in 1965. (Uri (Erich) Toeplitz)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Piatigorsky — /pyah ti gawr skee, pyat i /, n. Gregor /greg euhr/, 1903 76, U.S. cellist, born in Russia. * * * …   Universalium

  • Piatigorsky — Piatigọrsky   [englisch pjɑːtɪ gɔːskɪ], Gregor, amerikanischer Violoncellist russischer Herkunft, * Jekaterinoslaw 17. 4. 1903, ✝ Los Angeles (Calif.) 6. 8. 1976; studierte u. a. bei J. Klengel, war 1924 28 Solovioloncellist der Berliner… …   Universal-Lexikon

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