in Musashino - October, 2000, at night

from Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000, pages 85-86:

Our first concert is in a new and impressive 500-seat concert hall in Musashino, a suburb of Tokyo. This is the first time we've played all three Schumann trios in one programme. Surprisingly, the Japanese audience follows in total silence. Are they gripped, or are they just well-behaved? At the end of the first half we realise that they are gripped. Several people behave in an un-Japanese way, clapping with their hands above their heads, shouting 'Bravo' - and this is only the interval! It's good to play pieces we know so well. There is no distracting mental effort of the wrong kind. We …   more >>

cite as

Susan Tomes, Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 85-86. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403287163627 accessed: 23 November, 2017

location of experience: Musashino

Listening to

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Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, op. 80
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Florestan Trio
Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, op. 63
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Florestan Trio
Piano Trio No. 3 in G minor, op. 110
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Florestan Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 2000, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:59:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:12:36 +0100