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Gregor Piatigorsky, age 11, at the Moscow Conservatory of Music
Gregor Piatigorsky, age 11, at the Moscow Conservatory of Music

Books: Grisha, Biography of Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky

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After five years of research and many interviews, an Elizabethtown author has written a biography of Russian-American cellist Gregor Piatigorsky. Margaret Bartley's book, Grisha, tells the story of Piatigorsky's childhood in Russia, his escape during the Revolution and as a refugee in Europe. He and his young family eventually made it to New York City and the Adirondacks in the late 1930's. They found safe haven at "Windy Cliff" near Elizabethtown. Todd Moe talks with writer Margaret Bartley about Piatigorsky's remarkable life. She'll be at the Elizabethtown Library this Saturday (3 pm) for a book signing and reading.

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