Susan Tomes - 2001

from A Puzzling Schubert Quintet, page 162:

When we listen to a performance, perhaps we subconsciously ask ourselves: what's this performance about? If you feel that it's about the music, then you can forgive or forget all sorts of distractions. You can overlook physical mannerisms. you can ignore technical shortcomings, if you feel that the player is the composer's interpreter. But if this feeling is absent, you might feel that the performance is about something else entirely...

cite as

Susan Tomes, A Puzzling Schubert Quintet. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 162. 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


Type of environment, location and exact date all unspecified. Connected with experience 1405615787195.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:58:04 +0100
Approved on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:01:45 +0100