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MEET THE MUSICIANS 2 : FROM MY LIFE.

16-5-18. Part of the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. At the Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield.

The String Section of Ensemble 360. Introduce Themselves and Take Questions. They are Gema Rosefield, Cello. Plus Violinists Claudia Ajmone - Mason & Benjamin Nabarro.

Many Instruments are Very Old. Kept in Trusts. Played on Loan. Because of Their Worth. They react to Temperature. Different Players etc. Question From The Floor. Which has also been asked Before in the City Hall. About Bows. They can make a Huge Difference, its True.

I was Tempted to ask Pianist, Tim Horton. Why He Did Not Turn up at the Recent Leamington Music Festival. Prudence Prevailed !.

Concert Begins with Andante Con Moto For Violin, Cello & Piano. By Grieg.

They Explain their Fantastic Feeling of Playing it in Bergen,s Unique Musical Theatre. Overlooking Grieg,s Composing Hut.


Music Continues with Smetana,s Autobiographical String Quartet NO 1 in E Minor " From My Life ". His Happy Younger Carefree Days. Before the Noises in His Ears. The Start Of Deafness. Tim Sits this One Out. And Enjoys From Above. The Musicians are Joined By Barefoot Viola Player, Ruth Gibson.

Concert Was Very Enjoyable & Entertaining. Fine Playing Ensured.

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