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

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.

LIONEL TERTIS | KREISLER | PRAELUDIUM & ALLEGRO

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

 

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

 

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