Susan Tomes in Bantry - June, 2001

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, page 104:

Later I listen to a rehearsal of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire in which a great deal of trouble and delay is caused by the fact that most of the players are reading from individual parts. Only the conductor, the singer and the pianist have scores, and all three keep trying to indicate helpful things to their colleagues when they come adrift. To an observer this seems like a simple matter of information imbalance, easily rectified. Yet, as I said earlier, there are many players who don't want to play from a score even when offered one.

cite as

Susan Tomes, Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 104. accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Bantry


Susan Tomes
Writer, Pianist

Listening to

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Pierrot Lunaire
written by Arnold Schoenberg

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 2001
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:47:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:54:46 +0100