Susan Tomes in Cheltenham - 11 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, page 23:

The Saturday evening concert unfortunately attracts only a small audience, probably because of the cold and rain. Nobody feels like changing into our flimsy white concert clothes. We begin with two movements from the Bolling Suite, which suddenly seem more tedious than they did in the last performance. Then the Bach Flute Suite is introduced by Robin in a 10-minute speech laden with deprecatory remarks. 'We've had a huge amount of trouble rehearsing this ... with our different backgrounds we all have different ideas on authentic Bach playing... in this movement we can never agree whether to …   more >>
cite as

Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 23. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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'Vocalise' op. 34 no. 14
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff
performed by Susan Tomes, Robin Ireland
Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067
written by Bach
performed by Domus, Michael Faust
Piano quintet in G minor op.57
written by Dmitri Shostakovich
performed by Domus
Suite for flute and piano
written by Claude Bolling
performed by Susan Tomes, Michael Faust

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Evening concert in Domus tent in Imperial Gardens.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 25 May 2014 11:27:31 +0100