Susan Tomes in Italy

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, page 36:

... I remembered the curious sensation I once had during an Italian church concert in which Végh played the Bach D minor partita. It was partly an illusion caused by his 'speaking' tone on the violin, and party it was the very real contours of his sound, like contours on a map, but I felt that instead of listening to music I was listening to information, and that I could not afford to miss a single link in the sense of it. I had no urge to drift in and out of the music as I so often do, It was like being lost in a maze and hearing someone explain, just once, the way out of it. Lots of good …   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. 36. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: Italy


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Partita in D minor
written by Bach
performed by Sándor Végh

Experience Information

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


Date not specified, nor exact location.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:39:58 +0100