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More book reviews

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 June 2010 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Two more reviews of my book ‘Out of Silence’ have appeared. As neither is online, here’s a glimpse of what they said: ‘In my experience, highly gifted musicians often find it extremely difficult to articulate their ideas about music and reveal the secrets of their craft through writing. Not so Susan Tomes. Her latest book, […]

TLS review of ‘Out of Silence’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 3 June 2010 under Books, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

An exciting moment this afternoon: a friend called to say that he’d just read a review – the first one, in fact – of my new book in the Times Literary Supplement. I couldn’t find it online, so I ran down the road to the newsagent’s to buy a hard copy. Here’s a snippet of John […]

Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo trio

Posted by Susan Tomes on 30 April 2010 under Daily Life, Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

A kind person at International Piano magazine has sent me, without comment, a copy of the May/June issue. It turns out to have a survey of recordings of Haydn’s ‘Gypsy Rondo’ piano trio. ‘The Florestan Trio … displays uncommon musical intelligence while refusing to allow any hint of sentimentality of any over-indulgence in the finale. […]

Mark Morris at the Coliseum

Posted by Susan Tomes on 19 April 2010 under Inspirations, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

On Saturday we attended the last night of Mark Morris Dance Group performing ‘L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato’ at the Coliseum. Readers will remember that Mark Morris is a hero of mine. Dance critics were in raptures about this show, but I still think that Mark Morris’s choreography is a special treat for musicians. […]

Diapason magazine

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 February 2010 under Books, Daily Life, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

A nice surprise today: Bob came back from a meeting with a magazine page brought along by a colleague. It was from the February issue of the leading French record magazine Diapason, one of whose editors had taken the new Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music as the subject of his editorial. The Cambridge Companion, an […]