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‘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 […]

Nice messages

Posted by Susan Tomes on 12 March 2021 under Concerts, Inspirations, Reviews  •  3 Comments

Thank you to everyone who sent me a nice message after last night’s streaming of the latest concert in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra‘s digital series – on this occasion, a programme curated by their principal cellist Philip Higham and presenting two piano quartets by Mozart and Fauré. Once again I had the impression that everyone […]

Brahms Horn Trio on Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 20 January 2021 under Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Over the years, my recordings have often featured on BBC Radio 3’s Saturday morning programme, Record Review. They have a long-running feature called ‘Building a Library’, where each week a reviewer sifts through the available recordings of a classic piece and recommends their favourites. This is always interesting because it gives listeners the chance to […]