Lionel Tertis in Manchester - the 1930's

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 70:

Of the Hallé concerts at Manchester at which I played, one will always be memorable to me because of a performance of Berlioz’s Harold in Italy conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty. I have often played this grand work, but Harty’s interpretation excelled that of all the conductors I have known. In two places in particular the effects he achieved were incomparable. In the lovely Evening Prayer of the Pilgrims, with the answering intoning of the priests, Harty’s expression was so vivid that one actually lived in the picture. Then in the final ‘Orgy’ those outstanding bars for trombones and…   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 70. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Manchester


Lionel Tertis

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Harold in Italy
written by Berlioz
performed by Sir Hamilton Harty, Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:03:13 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:06:45 +0000