Using the letters of the alphabet as her starting point, Susan Tomes presents a series of lively reflections on performing music, and on the classical music world.
Drawing on her international experience as a solo pianist and chamber musician, she offers intriguing insights into rehearsal and practise, coping with nerves, and on the relationship between musicians and their audience.
The book also contains thought-provoking meditations on the role of classical music in society, and the most rewarding attitudes to performance.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/09/2006
- Category: Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
- ISBN: 9780571228836