Personalities | Gregor Piatigorsky | Modern Era | Classical
Piatigorsky left his native Russia in 1921, having been principal cellist in the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra. In 1929, after four years with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, he embarked on a solo career. He gave the first performances of concertos by Hindemith and Walton. A player of great taste and virtuosity, he devoted much time to chamber music, especially with the piano trio that he founded in 1949 with Heifetz and Rubinstein.
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