Delius - 1929

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 69:

Dear Tertis, I have only just heard my 2nd Violin Sonata played by you for the ‘Columbia’. It is marvellously beautiful, and I am overjoyed. I cannot imagine it better played. You have got so inside the music, and I never thought the viola could sound so lovely. What a great artist you are! The Hassan Serenade is also quite beautiful…Please also thank Mr Reeves for his excellent collaboration.
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 69. accessed: 27 November, 2022


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Delius' 2º Violin Sonata
written by Delius
performed by Lionel Tertis

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Date/Time 1929
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Letter from the composer Delius to Lionel Tertis after hearing a gramophone recording of his second violin sonata arranged for viola and piano, played by Tertis (viola) and Georges Reeves (piano).

Originally submitted by verafonte on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:43:05 +0000
Approved on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 14:49:58 +0000