[This paragraph appeared in
My Viola and I
Lionel Tertis (1876-1975),
London, Paul Elek, 1974, pages 45-46.
This web version is dated 17 March 2002, revised 30 January 2003.
In 1916 I enjoyed the excitement of playing at a concert with Ysaye
and Vladimir de Pachmann, in Mozart's clarinet trio in E flat
(the clarinet part on the viola).
Just before we went on to the platform Pachmann put his arms round
Ysaye and me—or as nearly
round as they would go
(both Pachmann and Ysaye were portly figures)—and in dulcet tones,
with his beatific smile, said: "We tree. . . !"