Susan Tomes in Bantry House - June, 2001

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, page 99:

We attend the opening concert, with the Octuor Paris-Bastille (a wind octet) playing Gounod, a Russian all-girl string quartet playing Gubaidulina, and an Irish string quartet playing Brahms. For most players it's unusual to play only one item in a concert for which normally they would expect to be thoroughly responsible. In this format, which I guess is designed to provide the audience with a full palette of impressions, each group has only one chance to bond with the audience, and how they do so will inevitably be compared with how other groups do it in the same concert. Once again it …   more >>
cite as

Susan Tomes, Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 99. accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: Bantry House


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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unspecified string quartet
written by Brahms
unspecified string quartet
written by Sofia Gubaidulina
unspecified wind piece
written by Charles Gounod
performed by Octuor Paris-Bastille

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 2001
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:57:58 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:42:43 +0100