Lionel Tertis

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Partita in D Minor, BWV 1004: ChaconneLionel Tertis
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Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120 No. 1: I. Allegro appassionataLionel Tertis
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Sonata No. 2 for Violin and PianoLionel Tertis
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Sonata for Viola and Piano: I. Molto moderatoLionel Tertis
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Sonata for Viola and Piano: II. Allegro energico, ma non troppoLionel Tertis
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      A pioneer in the effort to make the viola a respected solo instrument, Lionel Tertis survived early negative experiences as a pianist to become an artist prized for his high musical standards. As have other violists, Tertis came to the instrument by happenstance, but immediately recognized that his future lay with it. Aside from his distinguished playing, Tertis encouraged the broadening of the viola's repertory through new works and through transcriptions of those written for o... Read more

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