Susan Tomes

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, pages 28-29:

At an advanced level, as with the Orlando Quartet, they clearly knew the piece so well that they all agreed on its momentum and played practically without reference to each other, the charge being distributed evenly amongst the four players, as far as I could see. They did not make a point of matching each other at large and small milestones in the music, as we do, and the result was a kind of seamless phrasing which erased all traces of rehearsal procedure. This is probably largely a question of knowing the music, and each other's playing very, very well, which we have hardly had a chance to …   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. 28-29. accessed: 15 July, 2024


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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performance of 'unspecified' performed by Endellion Quartet

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Date, location and repertoire not specified as this experience is being reported second-hand by Tomes.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 25 May 2014 12:29:45 +0100