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Hyperion Records now available on streaming platforms

Posted by Susan Tomes on 30 July 2023 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Musings  •  5 Comments

Hyperion Records, which was recently bought by Universal, has decided to make its catalogue of recordings available on streaming platforms for the first time. The first batch of 200 Hyperion recordings has just gone up on Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes and so on. As the Hyperion catalogue is very large, it will be released in […]

Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ recommends recordings of the Ravel Piano Trio

Posted by Susan Tomes on 17 December 2022 under Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  9 Comments

BBC Radio 3’s ‘Record Review’ programme this morning contained a ‘Building a Library’ feature on the Ravel Trio. Reviewer Jeremy Sams, a well-known Francophile, compared the available recordings. Mentioning the enormous technical difficulty of all three instrumental parts, he quoted Ravel as having said that he loved the fact that it was difficult because it […]

Brahms Horn Trio on Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 20 January 2021 under Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Over the years, my recordings have often featured on BBC Radio 3’s Saturday morning programme, Record Review. They have a long-running feature called ‘Building a Library’, where each week a reviewer sifts through the available recordings of a classic piece and recommends their favourites. This is always interesting because it gives listeners the chance to […]

Florestan Trio reviews

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 January 2012 under Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  3 Comments

Here are a couple of reviews of  the Florestan Trio’s Beethoven trio concerts in the Wigmore Hall this week. The series came to a memorable close on 13 January with a standing ovation from the Wigmore audience. The Independent five-star review of the first concert The Guardian review of the first concert The Guardian five-star review of the second concert I was hoping […]

Exit, pursued by a waiter

Posted by Susan Tomes on 9 January 2012 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio  •  Leave a comment

On the day after the first of the Florestan Trio’s Beethoven Cycle concerts in the Wigmore Hall on Friday, a kind member of the audience invited me to lunch in Le Caprice, a lovely restaurant to which I had never been before. The bread basket on our table contained a a very superior freshly-baked carrot […]