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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 […]

Front-of-house book display in Blackwell’s

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 December 2018 under Books, Daily Life  •  1 Comment

I’m not sure my books have ever before made it into the display at the front of a major bookstore, so it was a thrill to find Speaking the Piano just inside the main door of Blackwell’s Bookshop in Edinburgh (see photo) when we were there to do some Christmas shopping. What’s more, it was […]

My own favourite reads of the year

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 November 2018 under Books  •  1 Comment

Inspired by the idea of ‘Books of the Year‘ (see blog post below this one), I have been making my own selection of the books I most enjoyed during the year. Short Stories: Anything is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout. The first book I read in 2018 and one of the finest. I have read all […]