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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 […]

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 […]