Lionel Tertis in Edinburg, Virginia - December, 1932

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 71:

At Edinburgh in December 1932 I played in the first Scottish performance of Walton’s viola concerto. Adrian Boult conducted. The applause at the end was long-sustained, and Boult amused me between recalls by whimsically suggesting that we should play the concerto all over again! I thought he was joking, and on again we went to the clamorous calls of encore…encore. We returned to bow yet another time and to my amazement Boult calmly addressed the audience: ‘I think it will be a help to us all if we play this work again. So I will ask your permission to beg the soloist and orchestra to …   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 71. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Edinburg, Virginia


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Viola Concerto
written by William Walton, Sir William Walton
performed by Sir Adrian Boult, Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time December, 1932
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:07:55 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:05:53 +0000