Gregor Piatigorsky     (Terry King)         978-0-7864-4635-3
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Gregor Piatigorsky     (Terry King)         978-0-7864-4635-3
B1859. (PIATIGORSKY) Terry King. Gregor Piatigorsky – The Life and Career of the Virtuoso Cellist. Jefferson, NC, McFarland Publishers, 2010. 358pp. Index; Bibliography; Discography; Filmography; Numerous Photos; Illus. (Pictorial thick paper covers) - 9780786446353

CRITIC REVIEWS:

“There is hardly a cellist alive who has not read Gregor Piatigorsky’s original autobiography CELLIST, published in 1965. CELLIST ended in mid-career, and now Terry King completes the story of an incredible and controversial artist in a way that only someone who was close to him could do, yet has the ability to see him critically.”

- ARSC Journal, Spring, 2011



“Gregor Piatigorsky was a giant who stood alone in the 30s as a classical music cellist…Terry King, now a master cellist himself, has captured his mentor's charm and generous personality in an amazing book…would be number one on New York Times Reading List About Cellists.”

- HUFFINGTON POST, Dec., 2010



“In Terry King, Piatigorsky’s protégé and friend, Piatigorsky finds the perfect champion. The book is indispensable reading for cellists, string players, and all music lovers.”

- STRINGS, May, 2011



“Gregor Piatigorsky was one of the most fascinating and charismatic people I have ever encountered. His story, by turns tragic and exhilarating, is unique. It is wonderful that Terry King has now chronicled the personal and musical life of this amazing personality.”

- Steven Isserlis



"This is what we have long been waiting for: a book that finally puts the Great Piatigorsky in historical context. Terry King's amazing research and scholarship enlivens the subject and enlightens his readers; a superb achievement deserving of the deepest bows.”

- Nathaniel Rosen



“What a great service you have done to the cello world! It is fascinating to read and learn so much of his pre-America life, too! It is great!”

- Lynn Harrell



“I am so happy that Terry King has written this informative and often touching account of my husband's life as a cellist and great artist. He has beautifully and painstakingly given us all a treasured gift with this work. I admire the effort he has made to write this book and am deeply grateful for the contribution it makes to our family and music lovers throughout the world.”

- Jacqueline Piatigorsky