Lionel Tertis

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 3:

My father was a Jewish minister, and his singing at the synagogue attracted worshippers from near and far. My evident inclination for music was also stirred by his practicing at home. He had a fine tenor voice, and later on I began to realize how beautiful his phrasing was – he was naturally musical, good music absorbed him, and to him principally I owe passion for it.
cite as

Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 3. accessed: 26 September, 2023


Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:03:18 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:30:12 +0000