Susan Tomes in Bantry House - 30 June, 2001

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, page 107:

After coffee we meet Peteris Vasks for our second and last rehearsal with him. Perhaps he's repented of his critical mood yesterday, or he's recovered from the disorientation of hearing his work for the first time - at any rate, he's now full of thanks and praise, even though we all feel our playing was very much as it was yesterday (although admittedly we're all trying hard to envisage the correct atmosphere). In fact, he's undergone a thorough conversion and is now reduced to wordless gestures of heartfelt pleasure, especially after Richard's cello solo at the start of the slow movement. He …   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. 107. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: Bantry House


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Quartet
written by PÄ“teris Vasks
performed by Florestan Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 June, 2001
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:04:41 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:00:05 +0100