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The Still Pond

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 May 2013 under Daily Life, Inspirations  •  Leave a comment

Spring seems to be arriving late this year, but my favourite spot in London for spring colours, the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park, is defying the cold weather and starting to look fabulous.  Whoever planted the azaleas here was a genius of gardening. This year the shades of pink seem to be even more vivid [...]

The Guardian Guide to Festivals

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 May 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

“…. your ultimate companion to a summer of music”, says today’s Guardian Guide to Festivals. But is it? Not if classical music is your thing. I subscribe to the Guardian, look forward to reading it every day and love it to bits, but every year when they publish their guide to summer festivals, I could [...]

I have joined Twitter

Posted by Susan Tomes on 9 May 2013 under Daily Life, Musings  •  4 Comments

I’ve just signed up for Twitter.  My Twitter username is @susantomespiano and there’s a ‘follow me on Twitter’ button on the left-hand side of this page. It’s daunting, because I already feel I’m drowning in email. But the younger generation keeps telling me I really should bite the bullet and join Twitter. According to them, [...]

Mozart e-album goes live

Posted by Susan Tomes on 1 May 2013 under Concerts, Daily Life  •  2 Comments

My e-album of Mozart Sonatas for piano and violin, made with the wonderful Erich Höbarth, goes live today. You can buy it from CD Baby, and also from iTunes, Amazon, and lots of other download sites like Google Music Store, Shazam, Nokia, Rhapsody and MediaNet. You can hear a sample on YouTube and see some [...]

Saturday Classics

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 April 2013 under Daily Life, Musings  •  Leave a comment

I’m going to the BBC tomorrow to record an episode of ‘Saturday Classics‘, which I’m presenting on Saturday 11 May from 3-5pm on Radio 3. Each week a different presenter chooses two hours’ worth of classical recordings and chats about their selections. The presenter has to write around fifteen lines of script for each gap [...]