Susan Tomes in Sydney - late 20th Century

from With Florestan in Australia and New Zealand, September/October 2001, page 111:

It's my task to introduce the Fauré again, and this time I speak about the first time I heard it played, when I wondered when the 'action' was going to begin, and gradually realising that it wasn't. I describe how I came to see that I had ruined it by having the wrong expectations of the piece, and how one has to give up the idea that a piece of music will be written in narrative form, with contrasting themes, intellectual development, mood changes, reconciliation of contrasting themes at the end, and so on. I say that for me listening to the Fauré trio is like that kind of …   more >>

cite as

Susan Tomes, With Florestan in Australia and New Zealand, September/October 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 111. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Sydney


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Trio in D minor op. 120
written by Fauré

Experience Information

Date/Time late 20th Century
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Details of the listening experience that Tomes recounts to the audience (i.e., her own, earlier experience) are not specified nor how it was transmitted.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:45:43 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:28:03 +0100