Lionel Tertis in Chelsea - early 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 45:

During the First World War I took part in some of the most delightful chamber music making imaginable. The scene was a cellar in Chelsea, and the meetings lasted as a rule from midnight till daybreak! The audience were guests of an enthusiastic American music-lover, Muriel Draper. No public performances could ever have reached such a pitch of carefree, rapturous inspiration. There were no rehearsals; the music came fresh, and the executants were no duffers- they included Ysaÿe, Casals, Thibaud, Harold Bauer, Cortot, Kochanski (a brilliant Polish violinist), Szymanowki, Arbos, Arthur …   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 45. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Chelsea


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Piano Quartet nº 3 in C minor, op. 60
written by Brahms, Johann
performed by Arthur Rubinstein, Pablo Casals, Lionel Tertis, Eugène Ysaÿe

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:19:39 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:13:38 +0000