Susan Tomes in New Plymouth - October, 2001

from With Florestan in Australia and New Zealand, September/October 2001, pages 116-117:

The concert is certainly the most depressing of the tour. For a start the new theatre (unfinished in many details because they ran out of money) is bleak and cheerless, very cold backstage, and with a Japanese piano.... The tone seems to 'stop dead' as soon as it is produced, especially in the treble.... On days like this I envy my colleagues, who always have their own instruments with them, and never have to face the limitations of unsatisfactory pianos as I do. ... Every piano is different, many of them are not as nice as mine at home, and in every place there's a very limited time to get…   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. 116-117. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: New Plymouth


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Trio in E flat major op. 70 no. 2
written by Beethoven
performed by Florestan Trio
unspecified piano trios 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 20:10:14 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:08:58 +0100