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Out of Silence: A Pianist's Yearbook

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Internationally renowned pianist and bestselling author, Susan Tomes, presents a diary of her work as a performer. The author of Beyond the Notes demonstrates how a working musician draws energy from the events of daily life, and sometimes seeks a refuge from them in music.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published March 18th 2010 by Boydell Press
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Kathleen Dixon
I was enjoying this book - Tomes writes well, and I like her practical style while talking about the life of a musician, something that few of us know anything about. Of course, I have a brother and a sister I could ask about what it's like being a professional musician (and we do have idle conversations on occasion) but I'm waiting for their books . . . !

I started in the past tense because I've misplaced the book while moving house (and then moving into a one-room cabin on the property) and it'
Mar 12, 2012 Bliss rated it really liked it
A highly regarded pianist, Tomes displays rare sensitivity and a gift for listening and observation that translates well to the printed page. The structure is a bit unusual, in that many of her chapters are more like fleshed-out thoughts or journal entries, rather than proper chapters. But this is a very thoughtfully written book whose insights can be appreciated by musicians as well as anyone striving to live a creative life.
Dec 26, 2010 Michelle marked it as to-read
A year in the life of an internationally renowed pianists, her perspective on practicing, art, life, performance, music, etc.
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