Susan Tomes in Bantry House - June, 2001

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, pages 100-101:

Our Beethoven is the last item in a programme whose first half consists of contemporary music. After the searching, dislocated quality of the modern music, Beethoven suddenly seems a) old, and b) new. One becomes aware of the modernity of his radical ideas, and yet also of his deep affirmative embrace of the style of this own time. He rests in it and affirms it. How diverse everything is now! National styles, post-modernism, pop, club, world music, minimalism, ethnic links and so on. Certainly Beethoven wasn't asking himself the plethora of questions that today's composers are asking: Shall…   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. 100-101. accessed: 2 March, 2024

location of experience: Bantry House


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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trio in B, Op. 97
written by Beethoven
performed by Florestan Trio

Experience Information

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


An evening experience.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:23:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:48:39 +0100