Lionel Tertis in Wigmore Hall - 29 December, 1972

from My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis, page 137:

When I had finished my speech [on his birthday on 29 December 1972], to my surprise the viola-players began the tune ‘Happy Birthday to you!’ and the audience sang this original and brainy composition with such fervour that I felt obliged to comment on their performance and blurted out: ‘Throughout the whole course of my long life I have never heard this difficult, intrincate chorale work more splendidly rendered!’
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Lionel Tertis, My Viola and I: a complete autobiography / Lionel Tertis (Great Britain, 1974), p. 137. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: Wigmore Hall


Lionel Tertis

Listening to

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Happy Birthday

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 December, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:41:32 +0000
Approved on Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:52:43 +0000