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My Viola and I

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Tertis's autobiography includes chapters on the beauty of tone in string playing and the Tertis model viola.
Paperback, 186 pages
Published April 1st 1991 by Kahn & Averill Publishers (first published 1974)
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Stephel
Mar 08, 2012 Stephel rated it really liked it
I have a confession to make: I don't know a lot about some of the older artists like Tertis and Pablo Casals (cellist) who made major impacts on the way different instruments are viewed and used in composition. I don't know about a lot of the famous artists in general. There's time for that to change.
Anyway, I ended up learning a lot from this book. I never knew the viola was so rejected by orchestras. Lionel Tertis took it upon himself to change that view and he did it. Very cool.
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Courtney
Jul 01, 2014 Courtney rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, 2013-read
Personally, I really enjoyed this book however it is something that would probably bore the general population. It is the memoir of Lionel Tertis who was the first person to bring the viola into a soloist role in the modern times. Prior to all his wok the viola was really only considered as an orchestral/chamber music instrument. Although a few solos had been written for it, not many existed. Tertis changed all of that however and modern violists owe our career to him. So from a geeky, music ...more
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