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‘Reinventing Bach’ by Paul Elie

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 May 2013 under Books  •  1 Comment

American author Paul Elie thinks that Bach is particularly well placed to flourish in the age of recording because of the nature of his music. And he feels that Bach, a practical and inventive person, would have approved of all this technological innovation. Read my review of his book here. It’s published in the Arts […]

Saturday Classics on Radio 3 this weekend

Posted by Susan Tomes on 8 May 2013 under Books, Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

On Saturday 11 May I’m presenting an edition of BBC Radio 3’s Saturday Classics programme from 2-4pm, with my choice of recordings. There’s some Faur√©, Schumann, Chopin, Saint-Saens, Josef Strauss, Billy Mayerl, a couple of pieces of Mozart, and the Bill Evans Trio playing jazz. In between the recordings I talk about why I chose […]

‘Out of Silence’ available on Kindle

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 April 2013 under Books  •  5 Comments

The Boydell Press writes to say that my book ‘Out of Silence’ is now available on Kindle. It seems to have leaped straight from hardback to Kindle without going through the paperback stage. Everything is changing! Details of the Kindle edition are here. I feel slightly like the tortoise being overtaken by the hare, as […]

Reprint in Japan

Posted by Susan Tomes on 30 March 2013 under Books  •  Leave a comment

I’m thrilled to hear that the Japanese version of my book ‘Out of Silence’, translated by Noriko Ogawa, is to be reprinted only nine months after its first publication. My editor in Tokyo, whose messages are always to be treasured, writes that ‘Your book had put up a very good fight in this serious economic […]

Austrian Radio interview on Wednesday

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 February 2013 under Books  •  Leave a comment

Between Monday and Thursday mornings this week, Austrian Radio (ORF1) is broadcasting a series of interviews with classical pianists who are also writers. Stephen Hough, Yorck Kronenbourg and Valery Afanassiev all feature in the series along with me. My own interview is broadcast on Wednesday morning at 0845 UK time (0945 in Austria), and you […]