Susan Tomes in Cheltenham - 15 July, 1981

from Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981, page 28:

Listening to the Dvořák Quintet in today's lunchtime concert, I'm aware of various things which could be worked upon in the group's approach. One is conscious of the players trying to match each other point by point along the phrases, at every place they know they have a chord together, at every point where they know that their part combines significantly with other parts. Thus the momentum of the performance is no more than the sum of five players trying to do-ordinate their phrases with one another, and the élan is a kind of orchestral élan, with no individual player taking the …   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Domus Diary: Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 28. accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Cheltenham


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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unspecified Dvořák String Quintet
written by Antonín Dvorák
performed by Domus

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


In Domus tent, Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham, lunchtime.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 25 May 2014 12:20:25 +0100