in Cheltenham - 16 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, pages 29-30:

Felix and Dickie open the concert with seven Bartok Duos which go down very well, and are entertaining to watch, with Dickie's face expressing all the grand and serious emotions, and Felix's all the mischievous and extrovert. Then Ruth, Michael and Robin play the Beethoven Serenade, this time standing up to play it. They play it very well, but the piece is about double the length it needs to be, and after the fourth movement, even the other players begin to fidget. Felix and I agree that it's not a good idea to play music which has a built-in fidget ingredient to an audience which is not sure …   more >>
cite as

Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 29-30. accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Cheltenham

Listening to

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Serenade in D op. 25
written by Beethoven
performed by Robin Ireland, Ruth Ehrlich, Michael Faust
piano quartet no. 1 in C minor op. 15
written by Fauré, Gabriel, 1845-1924
performed by Domus
written by Bartók, Béla, 1881-1945
performed by Felix Wurman, Richard Lester

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:16:29 +0100