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Perthshire Advertiser review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 20 November 2011 under Concerts, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

Lots of people seem to have been interested in the Guardian review, (see previous post), so here’s another one of the same concert which appeared yesterday in the the Perthshire Advertiser:  ‘Since the opening of Perth Concert Hall, last Friday evening’s concert was the one which has given the purest musical delight.’ Erich and I […]

Five-star review in today’s Guardian

Posted by Susan Tomes on 15 November 2011 under Concerts, Reviews  •  1 Comment

Blowing my own trumpet, or rather hammering my own Klavier – but it’s not so often that one gets a five-star review in the Guardian! Here’s the review of my concert in Perth last Friday with violinist Erich Höbarth: ‘Some of the most intuitive, candid and affectionate ensemble playing I’ve heard.’ (Guardian, 15 Nov 11)

Voting systems

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 June 2011 under Concerts, Inspirations, Musings, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

I wish I could have been a fly on the wall during the jury’s deliberations on the Cardiff Singer of the World final on Sunday night. I’d watched most of the other rounds and had realised it was going to be a difficult choice. It was an exceptionally good line-up, and each one of the […]

Shostakovich CD just out

Posted by Susan Tomes on 2 May 2011 under Concerts, Florestan Trio, Musings, Reviews  •  Leave a comment

I read last week of the death of ex-Sony chief Norio Ohga, the ‘father of the CD’. When Sony launched the CD format in 1982, Mr Ohga insisted that a disc must be long enough to contain his favourite piece, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This determined the 75-minute length of the new CD format. I vividly […]

‘Pick of 2010’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 27 November 2010 under Books, Reviews  •  1 Comment

My book ‘Out of Silence’ has been chosen by The Independent as one of the ‘best books for Christmas – our pick of 2010’. I’m told by my publisher that this has led to …. well, if not a surge exactly, then a ‘bijou surgette’ in orders on Amazon. Hooray! The Independent’s literary editor, Boyd Tonkin, said: ‘..In […]