Archive for the ‘Florestan Trio’ 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 […]

At the Wigmore

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 March 2011 under Concerts, Florestan Trio, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Here’s the Florestan Trio on stage at  Wigmore Hall at the end of our Monday lunchtime concert. It was broadcast live on Radio 3 and will be repeated this Saturday 19 March at 2pm. It’s also available this week on iPlayer. It’s always a delight to play at Wigmore Hall, and the quality of the […]

In Bruchsal

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 March 2011 under Concerts, Daily Life, Florestan Trio  •  Leave a comment

I have been in Germany, where one of the Florestan Trio’s performances was in the beautiful 18th century Schloss Bruchsal, a place I admit I hadn’t heard of. It turned out that Mozart had visited there, not to play, but to have a meeting with the powerful prince-archbishop who might have offered him patronage. The […]

Florestan Trio’s final season

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 January 2011 under Florestan Trio  •  2 Comments

To everything there is a season …. and the Florestan Trio has announced its final season of concerts. We’ll be concluding a year from now with a celebratory Beethoven Cycle in the Wigmore Hall, London. For the full text of the announcement, please click on the Florestan Trio tab at the top of this home page, […]

An extra hour in bed

Posted by Susan Tomes on 31 October 2010 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Musings  •  Leave a comment

The clocks went back last night, and we all had an extra hour in bed. This should have been ideal at the end of a day of recording Shostakovich. Recording is an arduous process and I was looking forward to relaxing when it was all over. But could I take advantage of that extra hour […]