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BBC Music Magazine review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 23 November 2014 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

I’m very happy to hear that my new book ‘Sleeping in Temples’ is the Books Choice in the Christmas 2014 issue of BBC Music.  ‘Rare insight. Susan Tomes illuminates at the piano and on the page.’ ‘Susan Tomes compares her first encounter with chamber music as akin to Dorothy’s flight from her black-and-white homestead to the Technicolor land of the […]

Classical Music review of ‘Sleeping in Temples’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 November 2014 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

The first review of my new book has appeared. I’m delighted to find it is ‘Editor’s Choice’ in this month’s Classical Music with a five-star review: ‘Those bewitched by Tomes’s three previous books (two published by the clearly perceptive Boydell Press) can prepare for bewitchment all over again. The title borrows from the thinking of […]

‘Highlights of 2012′

Posted by Susan Tomes on 29 December 2012 under Concerts, Daily Life, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

A nice thing to happen at the end of the year: music critic Kate Molleson, who writes for the Guardian as well as the Herald, has mentioned me at the start of her round-up of the year’s musical highlights in Scotland. It brought back good memories of my series with Erich Hoebarth, during which we […]

Mozartfest/Sunday Times review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 November 2012 under Concerts, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

‘At the Guildhall [during the Bath Mozartfest], pianist Susan Tomes joined forces with the Viennese fiddler Erich Hoebarth for an all-Mozart programme of four sonatas for ‘fortepiano with violin accompaniment’ and one of his most significant fragments, Fantasia in C minor for solo piano … While the sonatas with violin – (K307, 376, 378, 379) […]

More Japanese reviews

Posted by Susan Tomes on 16 October 2012 under Books, Inspirations, Reviews  •  3 Comments

More reviews of my book ‘Out of Silence’, translated into Japanese by Noriko Ogawa, have arrived from Tokyo. I must say these Japanese reviews are absolutely my favourites so far. Their flavour suggests Noriko was right when she said that Japanese people would be on my wavelength, or vice versa. I particularly treasure a review […]