English Violist Lionel Tertis Died On This Day in 1975 [ON-THIS-DAY]

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Lionel Tertis

English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis died on this day in 1975 – aged 98.

He is remembered as one of the most eminent violists of all time.

A strong champion of new music, he served as the dedicatee of a number of important viola repertoire additions – including works by Arnold Bax, Frank Bridge, Gustav Holst, Benjamin Dale, York Bowen and William Walton.

The Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition was established in 1980 to honour his memory.

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LIONEL TERTIS | KREISLER | PRAELUDIUM & ALLEGRO

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LIONEL TERTIS & HARRIET COHEN | BRAHMS | SONATA IN F MINOR | 1ST MVT | 1933

 

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LIONEL TERTIS & ALBERT SAMMONS| HANDEL-HALVORSEN | PASSACAGLIA FOR VIOLIN & VIOLA

 

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