A mention in the New York Times

1st January 2014 | Daily Life, Inspirations | 2 comments

Friends in America have alerted me to an interesting article in the New York Times of 31 December 2013: ‘Maestro at Work: Hold That Cough’. Written by NY Times music critic Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, it’s about the tickly – sorry, tricky – issue of coughing in concerts. In the fourth paragraph she quotes from one of my blog posts. (Click on the link to read the NY Times article).

Regular readers of this blog will know that I sometimes get despondent about the difficulty of reaching an audience through writing about classical performance. It often feels like an uphill struggle, and occasionally like a fool’s errand, but a mention in the New York Times has acted as an invigorating tonic. Hooray! What a nice thing to happen on the first day of 2014.

Happy New Year’s Day to you!


  1. James B

    I wonder if you realize that for many people you’re famous, Susan!

    Your writing is excellent but surely your legacy will be your recorded work in this “Golden Age” of British chamber music!

    A very happy new year to you and yours. xx

  2. Violinist

    Yes, famous, followed, and modest! We readers look forward to future “priceless image[s]” — thank you for a wonderful 2013. Here’s to an uplifting 2014!


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