Lionel Tertis - 18 May, 1911

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 34:

The first performance of Dale’s Suite in its orchestral garb, which took place on 18 May 1911 with Nikisch conducting, was a nightmare. The famous conductor, secure in his immense reputation, had not taken the slightest trouble to acquaint himself with the work, and he gave us a casual, hasty and utterly inadequate rehearsal. Such was the attitude, still tolerated in 1911, of a lordly foreigner towards the native muse.

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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 34. accessed: 22 June, 2024


Lionel Tertis

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written by Dale

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Date/Time 18 May, 1911
Medium live
Listening Environment in public


The conductor was Nikisch

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:49:14 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:25:49 +0000