Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Shostakovich CD just out

Posted by Susan Tomes on 2 May 2011 under Concerts, Florestan Trio, Musings, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

I read last week of the death of ex-Sony chief Norio Ohga, the ‘father of the CD’. When Sony launched the CD format in 1982, Mr Ohga insisted that a disc must be long enough to contain his favourite piece, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This determined the 75-minute length of the new CD format. I vividly […]

‘Between Ourselves’ on 26 April

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 April 2011 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  6 Comments

On the last episode of ‘Between Ourselves’, the Radio 4 discussion programme, James Rhodes and I are talking to presenter Olivia O’Leary about what it’s like to be a concert pianist. I haven’t heard the edited broadcast, but we talked for almost two hours in the studio (see photo), so I feel hopeful that an interesting […]

De Keersmaeker at Sadler’s Wells

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 April 2011 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

I never used to follow contemporary dance, but a chance encounter with the Mark Morris Dance Group seems to have turned me into an Sadler’s Wells groupie. I’ve gone on to enjoy Pina Bausch, modern flamenco, and on Saturday we relished the last night of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker‘s ‘Early Works’ retrospective. Whenever I go […]

Preparing for ‘Between Ourselves’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 April 2011 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  3 Comments

I’ve been trying to prepare my mind for tomorrow’s BBC recording of a discussion between me and fellow pianist James Rhodes for Radio 4’s Between Ourselves programme (to be broadcast on April 26 at 9.00 and again at 21.30). James has found a way to bring classical piano music to large numbers of new listeners, […]

Duets on Woman’s Hour

Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 March 2011 under Books, Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  3 Comments

Noriko Ogawa arrived back safely from Japan, and here we are playing piano duets for Woman’s Hour. We’re also talking about my book ‘Out of Silence’ which Noriko is translating into Japanese. The broadcast is on Tuesday 29 March sometime between 10 and 11am, and you can listen on iPlayer for a week afterwards. Noriko’s fundraising […]