Susan Tomes in Cheltenham - 15 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, page 27:

Some of us go to the morning concert given by the Orlando Quartet in the Pump Room. It's most odd, at first, to be at such a formal concert attended by the usual Official Festival audience, and to see the players so serious and silent on the stage. But it's true that in such an atmosphere it's easy to concentrate, if you want to concentrate, and this is perhaps what Richard Ireland wants in his concert performing. I think all of us are struck by several things in the concert, enviable and unenviable. It's obvious, for one thing, that the players are completely free to think about the music, …   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 27. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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string quartets performed by Orlando Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Experience took place in the Pump Room, morning.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 25 May 2014 12:03:40 +0100