Lionel Tertis in Royal Festival Hall - mid 20th Century

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 106:

All I can say with regard to the whole matter is that when an important Russian orchestra recently came to give a concert at the Festival Hall I attended the rehearsal, and my attention was immediately drawn to the poor quality of the viola section. In the interval I scrutinized these violas and found most of them to be ridiculously under-sized instruments, quite incapable of producing deep C string sonority.
cite as

Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 106. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Lionel Tertis

Experience Information

Date/Time mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:53:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:32:11 +0000