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What the microphone hears

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 January 2010 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Musings  •  Leave a comment

Just finished three days of recording in Henry Wood Hall, a converted church in south London. I feel stiff and aching all over, as if a horse has been jumping up and down on me. Recording is such an arduous process! Every time I do it, I wonder why on earth it is that, even though the […]

Silver linings

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 January 2010 under Florestan Trio, Musings, Travel  •  1 Comment

Sometimes the old saying, ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, seems true. Today my trio was due to start making a record, at a studio in a rural location near the Welsh border. It’s a good four hours’ drive from my house at the best of times. We only agreed to go so far afield because Henry […]

First concert of the year

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 January 2010 under Concerts, Florestan Trio  •  Leave a comment

London is blanketed in snow at the moment. Dragging my little suitcase gingerly over the icy pavements, I managed to get in to the LSO St Luke’s Centre this morning  to rehearse for my first concert of the year, the first of four concerts by the Florestan Trio in the LSO St Luke’s on consecutive Thursdays […]

Gramophone magazine

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 December 2009 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

At last Gramophone, the UK’s leading classical record magazine, has reviewed the Florestan Trio’s latest Hyperion disc of Haydn Trios (volume 2). Here’s an extract: ‘The Florestan Trio display their customary virtuosity, elegance and caprice, once again capturing the full emotional range of what may, on the surface, appear to be merely domestic entertainment music… Peter Quantrill […]

Our Italian hero

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 December 2009 under Concerts, Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Travel  •  Leave a comment

This photo shows me outside the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, standing beside the poster for the Florestan Trio’s three concerts. On the day after the concerts, Bob and I caught the old tram up the hill of the Alfama district to visit the castle. While we were standing on the crowded tram, Bob’s wallet was […]