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Scotsman article today

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 January 2015 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

There’s an article by music critic Ken Walton about me and my book in today’s Scotsman newspaper – click here to read it. For now, an excerpt: ‘Just read her recent fourth book, Sleeping in Temples, in which she muses, in 16 essays, on issues that challenge and intrigue her in relation to her 30-year career as a […]

Guardian review of ‘Sleeping in Temples’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 10 January 2015 under Books, Reviews  •  2 Comments

There’s a review of my new book in today’s Guardian. Here’s an excerpt: ‘Fascinating essays from the celebrated pianist … Susan Tomes has devoted her career largely to chamber music – a niche market within the niche market of classical music, and one in which she has achieved a singularly high reputation as an executive musician. […]

International Piano magazine review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 January 2015 under Books, Reviews  •  2 Comments

There’s a nice review of my new book, Sleeping in Temples, in the Jan/Feb issue of International Piano magazine. I know from my own attempts that it isn’t always easy to track down this interesting magazine, so I thought I’d take the chance to reproduce an excerpt here: ‘Unlike other pianists, whose blogs can too often […]

Classical Music ‘Books of the Year’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 2 December 2014 under Books, Reviews  •  2 Comments

My book ‘Sleeping in Temples’ has been named as one of the ‘Books of the Year’ by Classical Music magazine.  In November it was their ‘Editor’s Choice’ with a five-star review, and now in December it has been upgraded to one of the ten ‘books of the year’. What a fabulous Christmas present! The November review of my book […]

Reviews update

Posted by Susan Tomes on 30 November 2014 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Three more mentions of my new book have appeared this weekend: Alex Ross, music critic of the New Yorker and eminent music blogger, includes it in his ‘Recommendations‘. Frances Wilson reviews it in her Cross-Eyed Pianist blog: ‘This absorbing and insightful book will delight and inspire musicians and music-lovers’. And broadcaster Sheena MacDonald chooses it […]