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Front and back

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 February 2013 under Daily Life, Musings, Travel  •  3 Comments

Which is the front of a church? At the weekend we had a disagreement about it. We were talking about somewhere we’d been on holiday. I referred to a certain road as ‘the one that goes past the back of the church’. Bob’s response puzzled me. From his description, he was clearly visualising the road […]

When snow stops play

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 January 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings, Travel  •  Leave a comment

The snow is causing all sorts of disruption. On Friday I went into town to meet someone who didn’t arrive because his flight from Austria was cancelled. On Saturday morning, I was supposed to be coaching a young German group, but their violinist was stuck in Germany because of the snow. They kept me informed […]

Bath Mozartfest tomorrow

Posted by Susan Tomes on 9 November 2012 under Concerts, Musings, Travel  •  Leave a comment

Erich Höbarth and I are travelling down to Bath today to prepare for our concert in the Mozartfest on Saturday morning. Our programme is all of Mozart, interspersing duo sonatas with piano solos, but it’s a different programme to the all-Mozart one we played in the Wigmore Hall in September. Of course, with several dozen […]

Exploring Dorset churches

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 October 2012 under Daily Life, Travel  •  3 Comments

I’ve been exploring some of Dorset’s villages and churches. Milton Abbey was a lovely surprise -set in grounds wonderfully landscaped by Capability Brown. Close by is the picturesque village of Milton Abbas, one of the first examples of English town planning in the sense that it was designed by a rich man who didn’t want […]

Carrying on a tradition

Posted by Susan Tomes on 17 September 2012 under Inspirations, Musings, Travel  •  1 Comment

On my last evening in Prussia Cove, I was asked to say a few words after supper about the guiding ethos of the place as envisaged by violinist Sandor Vegh, who started the International Musicians’ Seminars forty years ago. I stood up in the dining room by candlelight and reminisced about some of the things […]