Susan Tomes - 2001

from A Puzzling Schubert Quintet, pages 160-161:

Last night I attended a private concert, at which I heard a puzzling performance of the Schubert String Quintet... played by five professional musicians... who described themselves on the programme as getting together as often as possible to play chamber music.... [F]rom the very first chord - mis-coordinated, and haphazard in tone, it was clear that no-one would be able to lose themselves in it.

Immediately, my head began to buzz with devil's advocacy. 'Oh, come on, this is just a social occasion. Stop being critical. This is just fun for them - they probably …   more >>

cite as

Susan Tomes, A Puzzling Schubert Quintet. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 160-161. accessed: 21 February, 2024


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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String Quintet in C major, D956
written by Franz Schubert

Experience Information

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


Location and exact date unspecified.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:49:47 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:59:36 +0100