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Review of my piano book on David Barton Music

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 October 2021 under Books, Reviews  •  2 Comments

Another nice review of The Piano – a History in 100 Pieces, this time on David Barton Music, the website of an educator and researcher. He begins with a description of the book’s contents – and here’s how he sums up: ‘Tomes explores each selected piece in turn, placing it within a historical, cultural and […]

‘Gramophone’ review of my book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 October 2021 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

The October issue of the venerable Gramophone magazine has a review of my new book. I reproduce some of it here as the magazine is behind a paywall. The reviewer, Jeremy Nicholas, has quibbles about my choice of pieces, wondering why I included this and not that, but he goes on to say: ‘If one […]

A walk down Piano Street

Posted by Susan Tomes on 30 September 2021 under Books  •  Leave a comment

I did an interview this week about my new book for Piano Street, a Swedish-based website which celebrates all things to do with the piano, pianists and news from the piano world. They asked some interesting questions. The interview is up on their site now and can be read by clicking here.

A review of my book on Pianodao website

Posted by Susan Tomes on 8 September 2021 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

A review of my book has popped up on Pianodao, a website devoted to the piano, pianists and piano education. You can read the whole review by clicking here. For now, some excerpts: ‘Before the last rays of summer settle into the colours of autumn, let me tell you about this wonderful book, my summer […]

My book turns up in Western Australia

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 August 2021 under Books  •  Leave a comment

A reader has sent me a photo of my new book on his garden table in rural Western Australia (see photo). It’s astonishing to me to think of this book, a copy of which I have photographed on my own garden table, flying to the other side of the world to start a conversation with […]

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