Susan Tomes in Cheltenham - 17 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, pages 30-31:

At any rate the Dome is packed for the first time in England, and this makes Thomas decide that today is the day to improvise his mime about the relationship of a non-musician to musical instruments, in which (he reveals later) the cello becomes a buxom wench, the double bass an interfering mother, the viola a cute toddler, the violin a passive baby between a bored couple, and the piano a car. He decides to insert the mime between the Bach solo flute Partita and Schubert's Trout Quintet, but it quickly becomes evident that this is the wrong programme for it, partly because of the length of the…   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. 30-31. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Partita for solo flute
written by Bach
performed by Michael Faust
Piano quintet in A major D. 667
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Domus

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:18:48 +0100