Susan Tomes in Christchurch - October, 2001

from With Florestan in Australia and New Zealand, September/October 2001, pages 115-116:

Tonight I speak about Fauré's rejection of the 'story-telling' mode of composition, and how he was perhaps trying to do something else with his music, something more akin to Oriental music, establishing a meditative mood and drawing the listener in to share it, building up intensity within each movement until a certain pitch of intensity is reached, when the movement burns itself out....

To be honest, our performances out here have been less 'developmental' than in other places. The standard of our playing has been very high throughout, I think, but each concert has been a …   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. 115-116. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: Christchurch


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Trio in D minor op. 120
written by Fauré
performed by Florestan Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 2001
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:02:04 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:08:33 +0100