Lionel Tertis - 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 74:

Our rehearsals [Lionel Tertis and Solomon Cutner] over the years included hours of striving to grasp the fullness of the composer’s intentions, and we practised interminably to try to achieve perfect balance of tone. I shall live in enjoyment of those rehearsals to the end of my days. Solomon’s control of the keyboard was absolute. He never made a show of his wonderful technique, so extraordinarily consistent in its accuracy. No matter who the composer was he captured his idiom and portrayed it with the deepest sincerity.
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 74. accessed: 13 June, 2024


Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:19:46 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:38:34 +0000