Lionel Tertis and Albert Sammons

Another perfect viola and violin combination

Continuing the viola theme of our May issue, here is another classic pairing of Lionel Tertis and Albert Sammons in the Handel–Halvorsen Passacaglia.

Compare it to the more modern version by Pinchas Zukerman and Itzhak Perlman here, and to Jascha Heifetz and to Jascha Heifetz and William Primrose’s version here.

What do you think?