Archive for the ‘Florestan Trio’ Category

Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo trio

Posted by Susan Tomes on 30 April 2010 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

A kind person at International Piano magazine has sent me, without comment, a copy of the May/June issue. It turns out to have a survey of recordings of Haydn’s ‘Gypsy Rondo’ piano trio. ‘The Florestan Trio … displays uncommon musical intelligence while refusing to allow any hint of sentimentality of any over-indulgence in the finale. […]

New website for Florestan Trio

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 April 2010 under Florestan Trio  •  Leave a comment

The Florestan Trio has a new website built by the same brilliant guy who designed mine.  Take a look by clicking here!

Under the pyramid

Posted by Susan Tomes on 14 March 2010 under Concerts, Florestan Trio, Travel  •  1 Comment

Here I am in Paris, sitting on top of the concert hall where the trio made its Paris debut this week in a concert broadcast live by Radio France Musique. I’m sitting by IM Pei’s celebrated glass pyramid in the courtyard of the Musée du Louvre. Underneath the pyramid is a complex of foyers and […]

An equal music?

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 March 2010 under Concerts, Florestan Trio, Musings  •  3 Comments

A brochure for the South Bank Centre’s ‘International Chamber Music Season 2010/11’ lands on the doormat. My trio has appeared in this series, and the plans are always of interest to me. But when I look at next season’s programmes, I notice disturbing signs of a policy change. Almost half the concerts follow the format […]

No journey to the north

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 January 2010 under Concerts, Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Travel  •  Leave a comment

I’m supposed to be on a train to the north of England at the moment to perform with the trio at Cockermouth Music Society this evening. But last night our cellist, Richard, phoned to say that he had come down with the winter vomiting bug. There was no way he could travel for hours and […]