The First Great Virtuoso of the Viola
Paperback 424pp Illustrated
9781843837909   Product Code: 21220
Described as 'the greatest viola player of all time' on his death, Lionel Tertis (1876-1975) had risen from humble beginnings in Spitalfields and was virtually self-taught on the instrument 'despised' by other string players. This biography charts his long career and celebrates his inspiration of a new generation of violists through his activities as teacher, arranger, editor and performer of music for the instrument, especially those works which his artistry inspired from composers such as Bax, Walton and Vaughan Williams.