Lionel Tertis in Royal Festival Hall - mid 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 106:

All I can say with regard to the whole matter is that when an important Russian orchestra recently came to give a concert at the Festival Hall I attended the rehearsal, and my attention was immediately drawn to the poor quality of the viola section. In the interval I scrutinized these violas and found most of them to be ridiculously under-sized instruments, quite incapable of producing deep C string sonority.
cite as

Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 106. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424451208132 accessed: 30 September, 2022

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listeners

Lionel Tertis
Violist
1876-1975

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:53:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:32:11 +0000