Tertis, Lionel. (1876–1975) [Telmányi, Emil. (1892-1988)] [Cleeve, Montagu. (1894–1993)]
Typed Letter Signed about Emil Telmányi
Typed letter signed from the highly important English violist to British army officer and violinist Montagu Cleeve, who studied with Emil Telmanyi and revived the viola d'amore in the twentieth century. May 8, 1973. Declining an invitation from Cleeve, Tertis writes that "I distinctly remember the name of Telmanyi and have probably met him. If [the Telmanyis] and you would care to come here, we should be pleased to see you..." 1 p. In fine condition. 5.5 x 7 inches (13.6 x 17.8 cm).
A significant figure in twentieth-century string playing, Lionel Tertis was the dedicatee of works by Bax, Bridge, Holst and Walton.
Hungarian violinist Emil Telmányi was an exponent of the composer Carl Nielsen, and was married to Nielsen's daughter, Anne Marie, from 1918 to 1933. One of his most famous recordings is a 1954 recording of Bach's Sonatas and partitas for solo violin played using a violin with what was referred to as the Bach (or Vega) bow.
From the collection of Danish percussionist Bent Lyllof.