in Cheltenham - July, 1982

from Domus Diary: Cheltenham Festival 1982 , page 56:

On Steven's first evening with us we happened to be doing a performance of Tierkreis, without his participation as he very snootily refused to have anything to do with it. Unlike the German audiences, however, the Cheltenham audience was embarrassed and annoyed by the piece, and after the concert Steven began a litany of complaint about our interpretation of it which became more and more insistent until he was all but insisting that we take the piece out of the Final Concert on the grounds that we would drive away any possible audience if we left it in. This made us all feel insecure right …   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Cheltenham Festival 1982 . In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 56. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham

Listening to

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String Quintet in C major, D956 (, performance of)
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Domus, Steven Isserlis
written by Karlheinz Stockhausen
performed by Domus

Experience Information

Date/Time July, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Concerts took place in Domus's tent, and recall more than one experience in close succession.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:45:26 +0100