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    Heifetz, Piatigorsky and Rubinstein talk and perform


    Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and Artur Rubinstein rehearse and talk to camera in this fascinating film from the late 1940s/early 1950s.

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    Cello journey: the best recordings of Ernest Bloch's Schelomo


    Intended to be played as a seamless integrated whole, with an equality between the cellist and the orchestra, rather than as a concertante piece, Bloch’s Hebraic rhapsody Schelomo has been recorded by many cellists in numerous ways – and it seems that there is something special about almost all ...

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    An Afternoon with Gregor Piatigorsky


    Made not long before Piatigorsky’s death in 1976, this short film features him musing on life and music, and includes Raphael Wallfisch in his early twenties taking a lesson, as well as a close look at the 1714 ‘Batta’ Stradivari (now known as the ’Batta-Piatigorsky’). Filmed around the family ...

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    Archive material from cellist Gregor Piatigorsky’s collection goes online


    Colburn School makes selected music manuscripts available on its website

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    Heifetz, Rubinstein and Piatigorsky perform Mendelssohn


    Legendary musicians, violinist Jascha Heifetz, pianist Artur Rubinstein and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky perform Mendelssohn's Piano Trio no.1 † a work they recorded along with the trios of Ravel for RCA Victor in 1949. The Strad's May 2015 issue , out now, examines how the advent of recording at ...