Susan Tomes in Bantry House - 30 June, 2001

from Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001, page 107:

In the concert, the performance of the Vasks quartet goes very well, mainly because the string players are on tremendous form. This is maybe the only piano quartet in the whole world where the piano part is easier than the string parts. The work is indeed almost 45 minutes long, making it one of the longest piano quartets. The audience responds with enormous warmth, though I later discover this was as much a sign of their appreciation of the playing as of the piece. Vasks is very happy, though he intimates that he might cut the work before it's printed and published. I mingle with the audience…   more >>
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Susan Tomes, Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001. In Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music (Woodbridge, 2004), p. 107. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Bantry House


Susan Tomes
Pianist, Writer

Listening to

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Piano Quartet
written by PÄ“teris Vasks
performed by Florestan Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 June, 2001
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:11:48 +0100
Approved on Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:00:53 +0100