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Edward Greenfield: a word of appreciation

Posted by Susan Tomes on 2 July 2015 under Books, Musings, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Sad news that Edward Greenfield has died. He was senior music critic of The Guardian for many years, and a longstanding contributor to Gramophone magazine. Although ‘Ted’ was a professional critic, it always seemed to me that he was determined to accentuate the positive, which marked him out from many of his peers. I had particular reason to be grateful to Ted […]




Scottish Journal of Performance: book review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 26 June 2015 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

‘Sleeping in Temples is the fourth book by the pianist and author Susan Tomes. The book is drawn from the author’s memories, experiences and thoughts about the music she has been intensely and sincerely committed to as a pianist performing at the highest international standard for many years. Tomes describes the book as being about the […]




Herald review of Aurea Quartet and me

Posted by Susan Tomes on 14 June 2015 under Concerts, Reviews  •  1 Comment

On Friday I played Mozart’s K414 concerto with the Aurea Quartet in the Cottier Festival in Glasgow. Today’s Herald carries a delightful review by senior critic Michael Tumelty; as the Herald Online is sometimes tricky for non-subscribers to access, here is the review.   ‘THERE are some moments in concert performance where everything, magically, just clicks. It’s the time, […]




Herald review of Friday’s Cottier Chamber concert

Posted by Susan Tomes on 7 June 2015 under Concerts, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Today’s Herald carries a review, by senior critic Michael Tumelty, of Friday’s Cottier Chamber Project opening night. As the review is only accessible online to subscribers, I’ll post it here. Susan Tomes/Daniel’s Beard, Cottier’s Theatre, Glasgow ‘THERE was a marvellous sense on Friday night of the Cottier Chamber Project setting out its stall and throwing open its doors, with […]




American Library Association magazine review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 March 2015 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

My new book has had its first ‘review’ in the States. ‘Choice’, the professional magazine of the American Library Association, has recommended it for students, professionals, and general readers. This is a big step forward because ‘Choice’ is an important influence on what US librarians order for their libraries. ‘An award-winning professional pianist and chamber musician, Tomes has loved “sleeping in […]