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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000291.txt from 1995/01

From: Jim Freeman <collnjim@-----.EDU>
Subj: Bad Reviews
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 1995 00:39:11 -0500

This might sound a little wierd, but I was wondering if any of you out in
Klarinet land had any bad reviews of Elliot Carter's or Barber's music
(reviews critical of the piece rather than the performance). The reason
is that the quintet I play in (the City Winds) is doing a little tour up
the coast of California, and the theme we'd like to base our concerts
around is "when bad reviews happen to good composers - a concert with
readings from the critics." We have help from Nicholas Slonimsky's
Lexicon of Musical Invective, (bad reviews from contempories of Classical
and Romantic -era composers), but nothing to read when we play Summer
Music and Carter's 1948 Quintet. If any one has anything that springs to
mind, I would appreciate hearing about it.


Jim Freeman (

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