Lionel Tertis in Queen's Hall - early 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, pages 39,40:

I call to mind a private rehearsal of the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Ysaÿe at Queen’s Hall the day before the Beecham concert, at which Ysaÿe arranged all the phrasing he wanted. This went as planned at the orchestral rehearsal the next morning but unaccountably he radically altered a good deal of his phrasing at the performance at night! As some of my readers probably know, the phrases of the Concertante are very similar for the solo instrument – question and answer so to speak, and I had to copy him on the spur of the moment. Phew!

cite as

Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 39,40. accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola
written by Mozart
performed by Lionel Tertis, Eugène Ysaÿe

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The conductor was Sir Thomas Beecham

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:14:27 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:21:54 +0000