Susan Tomes et al. in Tokyo - October, 2000

from Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000, page 93:

Our concert is in Toppan Hall, a brand-new hall opened earlier this month. It's beautifully built with many details of design and workmanship one would not find in Britain... As I described on an earlier occasion, the rehearsal before this important concert is full of remarks that any outsider would construe as negative. This bit has been too slow, this slowing-down has got out of hand, the tension is missing here, that lead is hard to follow, the bowing is uncoordinated, this bit is always out of tune, the feeling is wrong. None of these remarks are personal or intended to hurt, but are …   more >>

cite as

Susan Tomes, Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 93. accessed: 22 May, 2024

location of experience: Tokyo


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer
Anthony Marwood
Richard Lester

Listening to

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Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, op. 80
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Florestan Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 2000
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Possibly a morning or afternoon experience. Rather a 'rehearsal' than a 'performance'.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:45:56 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 14:23:53 +0100