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Playing a historical piano

Posted by Susan Tomes on 14 May 2023 under Concerts, Musings  •  Leave a comment

This week I’m giving a recital of music by historical women pianist-composers. I’ll be playing an Erard grand piano made at the end of the 19th century by the firm of Sebastien Erard in Paris. (Officially the piano is dated around 1900, but a technician told me he thinks it could be earlier.) This Erard, […]

Music at the Coronation

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 May 2023 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  2 Comments

The Coronation of King Charles III came in the same week that we heard the organisation Psappha, which promotes new music, had been forced to close because of funding problems. This in itself followed hard on the heels of threats to close the BBC Singers and reduce the size of BBC Orchestras by 20%. The […]

Posing on the steps of the Opera

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 April 2023 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings, Travel  •  1 Comment

Last week I was in Vienna for a few days of Easter holiday.  We managed to pack in lots of music-related things: a concert at the Musikverein, an evening at the State Opera, a visit to one of Mozart’s apartments, a visit to Haydn’s house in what was the village of Gumperdorf, but is now […]

Mozart piano and violin sonatas download

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 March 2023 under Concerts, Reviews  •  6 Comments

This week I’ve been trying to find out what happened to the album of Mozart piano and violin sonatas that the wonderful Viennese violinist Erich Höbarth and I made in 2012. (That’s us in the photo.) It was compiled from live recordings of a concert series we performed in Perth Concert Hall in Scotland. That […]

Playing in the RSNO chamber series for the first in-person audience since the pandemic

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 November 2022 under Concerts, Musings  •  1 Comment

It was great to be part of the RSNO chamber series in Glasgow yesterday afternoon in its first ‘live’ concert for an in-person audience since the pandemic.  That’s a gap of almost three years! Photo shows (L to R) cellist Pei Jee Ng, me, violist Tom Dunn, violinist Lena Zeliszewska, violinist and RSNO concertmaster Maya […]

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