Susan Tomes in Bantry - June, 2001

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, page 101:

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 >>

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Susan Tomes, Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 101. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Bantry


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Quartet
written by PÄ“teris Vasks
performed by Florestan Trio, James Boyd

Experience Information

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


An evening experience, more a rehearsal than a performance.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:23:19 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:52:29 +0100