Lionel Tertis - early 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 65:

The first time I heard this concerto [Elgar’s cello concerto], I had been struck by its suitability for the viola. How often I murmured to myself over the years – if only I could have a work from this great man’s pen. Anyhow, here was the next best thing. In 1929 I undertook the transcription and then wrote to Sir Edward in fear and trepidation to tell him what I had done.
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 65. accessed: 22 April, 2024


Lionel Tertis

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Cello Concerto in E Minor Op 85
written by Edward Elgar

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:37:25 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:07:07 +0000