Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

A review of my book on Pianodao website

Posted by Susan Tomes on 8 September 2021 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

A review of my book has popped up on Pianodao, a website devoted to the piano, pianists and piano education. You can read the whole review by clicking here. For now, some excerpts: ‘Before the last rays of summer settle into the colours of autumn, let me tell you about this wonderful book, my summer […]

Review of my book in ArtMuseLondon

Posted by Susan Tomes on 10 August 2021 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

My book The Piano – a History in 100 Pieces has just been reviewed by ArtMuseLondon. Some excerpts: ‘…This book is not simply a chronology of the piano, not by any means; but rather a detailed exploration of some of the greatest music composed for the instrument as well as lesser-known gems, written from the […]

‘Literary Review’ – review of my book

Posted by Susan Tomes on 2 August 2021 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

There’s a review by Gulliver Ralston of my new book in the August 2021 issue of Literary Review. As part of it is behind a paywall, some excerpts: ‘…Completed just as lockdown began in the UK last March, these short essays open worlds of sound and history, illuminating familiar and forgotten works with succinct vignettes. […]

Visiting Daunt’s Books, and a review in ‘Pianist’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 July 2021 under Books, Reviews, Travel  •  3 Comments

In London yesterday, I visited the beautiful premises of Daunt’s Books in Marylebone High Street to sign some copies of my new book (see photo). The architecture of the store certainly gives one the feeling of being in a temple of books. Today I came across a nice review of the book in the new […]

Reviews of SCO piano quartets/streaming

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 March 2021 under Concerts, Reviews  •  1 Comment

In the past year there have been almost no live concerts, and therefore no reviews of the traditional kind. But sometimes there are reviews of streamed concerts, and the piano quartets I performed earlier this month with the excellent Scottish Chamber Orchestra principal players Maria Wloszczowska, Felix Tanner and Philip Higham (the concert is still […]

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