Title Beyond the Notes. Journeys with Chamber Music
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Boydell Press 2005
1843831600 / 9781843831600
Seller ID 11529
xvii, 192pp, frontis portrait, illustrations, discography. Susan Tomes describes her experience of twenty years of rehearsal, concerts and recording. Her performing life has been centred on chamber music, she was a founder member and the pianist of both Domus and the Florestan Trio. Part One is a series of diaries describing their travels and performances: Domus in the 1980s with its own portable concert hall, struggling to create the conditions for informal but intense concert performances, and the Florestan Trio, currently one of the world's finest piano trios. Part Two is a collection of thought-provoking essays about teachers, making records, practising and rehearsing, audiences, earning a living, and the particular challenges of being a concert pianist.