Lionel Tertis in England - the 1930's

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 92:

On another occasion I went to a rehearsal in the morning for a concert he [Beecham] was giving that same evening, and after he had been through a work by Berlioz in which the viola section had an important melody to play, I complained to him that the violas in this solo part had sounded particularly dull. He said nothing but I think this remark must have piqued him, for at night it was astonishing how he revolutionized their playing of the passage. The melody was really expressive. Afterwards in the artists’ room I blurted out to him – ‘What a metamorphosis you accomplished in the viola…   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 92. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: England


Lionel Tertis

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Work by Berlioz
written by Berlioz
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:31:18 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:36:23 +0000