Lionel Tertis in Royal College of Music - 1949

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 100:

The next happening of importance was a recital I gave at the Royal College of Music with Lady Fermoy and Max Rostal in 1949, for the purpose of instituting prizes for viola compositions there. I was able to gather some £400. The result of the first competition was that not only were the works submitted of mediocre quality, but hardly a note was written for the C string! Which after all is the characteristic and satisfying sonority of the viola.

cite as

Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 100. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Royal College of Music


Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time 1949
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:49:10 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:33:48 +0000