Lionel Tertis in Westminster - 1940

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 96:

Albert Sammons and I were asked to play at a party in the home of Lady Colefax in Westminster. Lady Colefax was the wife of Sir Arthur Colefax, a brilliant lawyer, and was well known as a wonderful hostess in London, having frequent gatherings of musicians, painters and writers at her beautiful home in the vicinity of the Houses of Parliament. It was arranged that we were to start our programme with my variations on a theme of Haendel for unaccompanied violin and viola. We had no sooner taken our instruments out of their cases when we heard the distant sound of the siren. / We both hurriedly …   more >>
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 96. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424450856340 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: Westminster

Listeners

Lionel Tertis
Violist
1876-1975

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Variations on a theme of Haendel for unaccompanied violin and viola
written by Lionel Tertis
performed by Lionel Tertis, Albert Sammons

Experience Information

Date/Time 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:47:36 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:34:27 +0000