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International Piano magazine review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 July 2010 under Books  •  3 Comments

Out of Silence has been reviewed by Julian Haylock in the July/August issue of International Piano magazine. The review is not online, so here’s a glimpse: ‘It is remarkable just how much Tomes manages to find illumination in things that may initially appear musically unpromising. … even celebrity chefs unwittingly provide much food for musical […]

Musical Recipes

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 June 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Musings  •  3 Comments

Our much-used copy of Claudia Roden’s ‘Book of Middle Eastern Food’ has finally fallen apart, and we’ve bought a new, updated copy. In its honour, Bob made some lovely pastries filled with spinach, aubergine and onion with various cheeses, and a tabouli bursting with home-grown parsley. We talked about how our favourite cookery books combine […]

‘Out of Silence’ mentioned in New Yorker

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 June 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Musings  •  5 Comments

My new book is mentioned in this week’s New Yorker magazine by the leading writer on music, Alex Ross. Alex’s column in the magazine this week is about ballet and its sometimes vexed relationship with the musical score. Read the article in the New Yorker. Order ‘Out of Silence’ from Amazon. To order by phone from Boydell and Brewer’s […]

More book reviews

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 June 2010 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Two more reviews of my book ‘Out of Silence’ have appeared. As neither is online, here’s a glimpse of what they said: ‘In my experience, highly gifted musicians often find it extremely difficult to articulate their ideas about music and reveal the secrets of their craft through writing. Not so Susan Tomes. Her latest book, […]

Listen to Australian radio interview

Posted by Susan Tomes on 5 June 2010 under Books, Concerts, Daily Life  •  Leave a comment

I did an interview yesterday with Australian Radio’s ‘The Music Show’, hosted by composer Andrew Ford for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It was broadcast in Australia a few hours ago and is now available via their website for downloading or to listen online. If you’d like to listen, or to read more about it, click […]