Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Negative reviews

Posted by Susan Tomes on 24 June 2012 under Books, Concerts, Reviews  •  2 Comments

On this morning’s ‘A Point of View’ on Radio 4, Adam Gopnik shared some amusing thoughts about how authors deal with negative reviews. He described how many authors write fierce late-night responses and reubuttals, which they’re usually dissuaded from sending. He concluded that it is much more elegant to wait a while and then write […]

Herald review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 4 May 2012 under Concerts, Reviews, Travel  •  Leave a comment

On Wednesday, Erich Höbarth and I played the final concert in our Mozart Series in Perth Concert Hall. It has been a lot of work, and a lot of travelling (especially for Erich, coming from Vienna each time) but it has been very satisfying. In fact, it has been one of my favourite projects in […]

Florestan Trio reviews

Posted by Susan Tomes on 11 January 2012 under Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  3 Comments

Here are a couple of reviews of  the Florestan Trio’s Beethoven trio concerts in the Wigmore Hall this week. The series came to a memorable close on 13 January with a standing ovation from the Wigmore audience. The Independent five-star review of the first concert The Guardian review of the first concert The Guardian five-star review of the second concert I was hoping […]

Perth Advertiser review

Posted by Susan Tomes on 21 December 2011 under Concerts, Reviews, Travel  •  Leave a comment

I’ve only found one review of my concert last week in Perth with Erich Höbarth, but it’s a lovely one, so I thought I would give the link.  Once again we were so grateful to the several people who travelled long distances to be there. ‘In this second of the series, the supreme level of […]

‘Best modern recording of Schumann’s D minor Trio’

Posted by Susan Tomes on 18 December 2011 under Florestan Trio, Reviews  •  5 Comments

Yesterday Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’ feature on CD Review focused on Schumann’s first piano trio, in D minor opus 63. Erica Jeal’s overall recommendation was for a 1958 recording of Emil Gilels, Msistlav Rostropovich and Leonid Kogan, and her choice for the best modern recording was the Florestan Trio. Schumann’s first trio was a […]