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Beyond the notes : journeys with chamber music

Author: Susan Tomes
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Susan Tomes was a founder member and the pianist of both Domus and the Florestan Trio, award-winning groups at the top of their field. Part One is a series of diaries describing their travels and performances: Domus in the 1980s with its own portable concert hall, struggling to create the conditions for informal but intense concert performances, and the Florestan Trio, currently one of the world's finest piano  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Named Person: Susan Tomes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Tomes
ISBN: 1843830450 9781843830450 9781843831600 1843831600
OCLC Number: 52799822
Description: xvii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Alan Rusbridger --
Journeys with Chamber Music: Touring with Domus and Florestan --
A portable concert hall: the Domus diary --
Principal players mentioned in the diary --
Preparing for the Cheltenham Festival, 1981 --
Talks with Russell Hoban, February-March 1982 --
Our visit to Peter Brook in Paris, March 1982 --
Seedorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, June 1982 --
In London, preparing of our second visit to the Cheltenham Festival, 1982 --
Cheltenham Festival, 1982 --
Wormwood Scrubs, Thamesmead and Battersea --
Banff, Canada, January 1983 --
Serious disagreements, London, 1983 --
Bath Festival, May 1983 --
In Berlin, Summer 1983 --
From Domus to Florestan --
Touring Japan with Florestan, October 2000 --
Visiting Ireland: West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Bantry, June 2001 --
With Florestan in Australia and New Zealand, September/October 2001 --
Preparing and Performing --
Sandor Vegh and Gyorgy Sebok --
a tribute to their teaching --
A performer's experience of the recording process --
Rehearsing Beethoven's Trio, opus 1 no. 1 --
Recording Schubert's E flat Trio --
A puzzling Schubert Quintet --
Making small music in a big kiln --
Looking involved --
Practice makes imperfect --
Pay and display --
Am I too soft? --
Dark matter.
Responsibility: Susan Tomes.
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Talks about Domus and the Florestan Trio on their travels, and reflections on a life in music. The author who writes about the craft of performance, describes her experience of twenty years of  Read more...

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We knew from her recordings that Susan Tomes is a superb chamber player; now we know that she's a superb writer too. Michael Church, INDEPENDENT Professional musicians will sigh with recognition at Read more...

 
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