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Virtual book launch party

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 March 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Inspirations  •  9 Comments

Thursday’s the day when Out of Silence is officially published. As I haven’t managed to organise a book launch party, how about a virtual book launch that day? At 18:00 hours (UK time) on Thursday 18 March, I’m going to raise a glass to toast my readers, wherever they are. If you’d like to take part in […]

Another excerpt on Boydell’s blog

Posted by Susan Tomes on 13 March 2010 under Books, Daily Life  •  2 Comments

My new book, Out of Silence, comes out on March 18. I haven’t even seen a copy yet, though I’m hoping to see one early next week. In the meantime, the publisher, Boydell Press, has posted another excerpt from the book on its website. You can read the new excerpt by visiting Boydell’s blog.

Visiting from the Elysian Fields

Posted by Susan Tomes on 25 February 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Musings  •  2 Comments

Someone asked me today whether my new book, Out of Silence, is a collection of my blog posts. It isn’t; the book was written a year before I had the idea of starting a website or a blog. I suppose the experience of writing ‘a pianist’s yearbook’ may have given me an appetite for more of the […]

‘The Cello Suites’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 February 2010 under Books  •  Leave a comment

Today’s Independent has my review of Eric Siblin’s book, ‘The Cello Suites’. Siblin, a former pop critic, describes how he fell in love unexpectedly with Bach’s cello music and set himself to find out all he could about the composer, and  about cellist Pablo Casals, the first person to bring the Bach cello suites to a wider public in […]

Diapason magazine

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 February 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

A nice surprise today: Bob came back from a meeting with a magazine page brought along by a colleague. It was from the February issue of the leading French record magazine Diapason, one of whose editors had taken the new Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music as the subject of his editorial. The Cambridge Companion, an […]