Lionel Tertis in Broadcasting House - 1935

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 77:

Another 1935 concert that stands out in my memory was a B.B.C. recital with Arthur Rubinstein in the concert hall at Broadcasting House. Included in the programme was Arthur Bliss’s sonata for viola and piano. Rubinstein arrived from the Continent only on the morning of the recital, and he had never seen Bliss’s work. The crossing from the Hook of Holland had been rough – he had twice been thrown from his bunk. He turned up smiling all the same, and the moment he arrive we had the rehearsal and the usual balance-test in which he read the difficult piano score at sight. At the light of …   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 77. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Broadcasting House


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Sonata for viola and piano
written by Arthur Bliss
performed by Arthur Rubinstein, Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time 1935
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


BBC recital.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:23:58 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:38:12 +0000