just bene reading interviews with cellists and came across the following:
Do you have any idea why Piatigorsky is not mentioned as much as other cellists of his time?
>DM: After World War II Piatigorsky performed less and less, which probably has a lot to do with it. Both, he and Jascha Heifetz had toured Europe and received very bad reviews. Finally, they both refused to perform in Europe, which means they lost the entire European market. From then on Piatigorsky became so disgusted that he just played with Heifetz in the famous Heifetz-Piatigorsky concerts in Hollywood. After a while, he started playing a lot of chamber music and began concertizing, but not as much as before the war. His career lost a lot of momentum
Does anyone have any perosnal knowledge/experience or thoughts about this?
What kind of bad reviews did he get? Who from? Why? etc.
Nogt interested in dissing anyone. Just curious.
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