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Donald Tovey’s piano playing is brought to life

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 January 2019 under Books, Inspirations  •  1 Comment

One of my Christmas presents was a memoir, ‘Divided Loyalties – a Scotswoman in occupied France’ by Janet Teissier du Cros. It was written by an Edinburgh-born woman who married a Frenchman and spent the years of the Second World War in the Cévennes region of France during the German occupation. In her Edinburgh years, […]

TLS review of ‘Speaking the Piano’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 January 2019 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

The Times Literary Supplement of January 4 has a lovely review of my book ‘Speaking the Piano‘. Because of the subscriber paywall, only a snippet of the review is publicly accessible online, but here’s a photo of the review as it appears in print. And here’s an excerpt: ‘Tomes is a celebrated classical pianist, renowned […]

Limelight review of Speaking the Piano

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 December 2018 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Australia’s leading arts magazine, Limelight, carries a review of my book Speaking the Piano ‘Tomes offers warm, thoughtful insights into the art of teaching’ ‘Speaking the Piano explores more than simply the nuts and bolts of mastering an instrument – it tries to harness the ineffable magic of making music, and the ways in which […]

Scotsman review of Bob’s book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 December 2018 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Rave review of Bob’s book today in The Scotsman. I can’t find it online yet, so here it is: Stocking filler of musical scholarship is far more inspiring than a Google search ‘These days it’s as easy as pie, when listening to a random piece of music on the radio or attending a live performance, […]

San Francisco Chronicle recommends Robert’s book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 December 2018 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

This website continues to be a bulletin board for news about my husband Robert Philip’s book, ‘The Classical Music Lover’s Companion to Orchestral Music‘. [Yes, I know – the author could have his own website. But, having seen how much work it takes to feed a hungry website with titbits,  he would rather do something […]

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