Susan Tomes in Bantry - June, 2001
After this, we go down with viola player James Boyd to Vickery's Inn in Bantry where a grand piano has been stationed in the back bar during the festival. We spend the evening rehearsing the new piano quartet by Latvian composer Peteris Vasks which has been commissioned for us by the festival. The new quartet is unusually long, has six movements, and is a crazy mixture of Baltic dance music with strong manic and mechanistic components, alternating with movement of deep religious fervour, in rapt contemplation and very slow.
The notation and structure are a lot easier than the other … more >>
Susan Tomes, Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 101. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1403461398947 accessed: 28 February, 2024
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written by Pēteris Vasks
|performed by Florestan Trio, James Boyd
|in the company of others, in private, indoors
An evening experience, more a rehearsal than a performance.