Lionel Tertis - early 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 49:

One prank for which I was unashamedly accountable happened after we had practised very diligently the first movement of the G minor Fauré piano quartet. Before we started the slow movement I remarked to my companions that I felt tired and would lied down for five minutes. To their astonishment I proceeded to crawl under the piano with bow and viola, and lying flat on my back asked Murdoch to begin the slow movement, in which the viola joins the piano in a lovely melody marked pianissimo. I played this with exaggerated drawling, sickly portamenti, replete with faulty intonation, and had not …   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 49. accessed: 25 June, 2024


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Fauré G minor piano quartet
written by Fauré
performed by William Murdoch, Felix Salmond, Lionel Tertis, Albert Sammons

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Lionel Tertis' wife called this quartet “the Chamber Music Players”.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:07:39 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:11:44 +0000