Archival materials found in Gregor Piatigorsky’s Brentwood home before demolition

The Los Angeles Times recently featured an article describing the demolition of famed cellist and USC Thornton faculty Gregor Piatigorsky’s Brentwood home and the discovery of various archival materials never seen before. From a December 1955 edition of The New Yorker to personal letters written between Piatigorksy and his wife Jacqueline, an archive of keepsakes and mementos have been saved from the demolition. USC Thornton Musicology student, Meagan Mason, examined some of the original music sheets of the world-renowned cellist, and USC alumna Carol Merill-Mirsky led a team that has begun the process of digitizing the materials to preserve Piatigorsky’s work in an initiative by The Colburn School.

TAGS: Musicology, Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Research and Scholarly Studies,