Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky was born 17 April 1903 and died on 6 August 1976. William Walton's cello concerto was dedicated to and premiered by Piatigorsky in 1957. Before becoming an international soloist he was principal cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic.
A selection of M&V articles about Gregor Piatigorsky
CD Spotlight. A Noteworthy Introduction - Music by Stravinsky for violin and piano, heard by Howard Smith. '... refreshing naturalness ...'
CD Spotlight. Sterling Playing - Wendy Warner's interpretations of Popper and Piatigorsky, heard by Howard Smith. '... sovereign music-making deserving of the highest accolades.'