Lionel Tertis in London - 1926

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 57:

During this farewell tour of Melba’s [Nellie Melba], one of the arias she sang – which was included in every programme – was ‘L’amerò, sarò constante’ from Mozart’s Il Re Pastore, for soprano and violin. (I adapted the violin obbligato for viola.) Her singing of this was divine: no more beautiful phrasing could be imagined. Melba, that great artist, was also a generous and delightful woman. / Her singing was unique. She seems to have received as a natural gift what others strive for with toil and tears and never quite attain. She sang with a perfectly lovely and perfectly even …   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 57. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: London


Lionel Tertis

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‘L’amerò, sarò constante’ from Il Re Pastore
written by Mozart
performed by Lionel Tertis, Nellie Melba

Experience Information

Date/Time 1926
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public


Nellie Melba played during a farewell tour in the London provinces.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:14:41 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:11:06 +0000