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nytimes reviewer blogs about kaplan concert, review

Steve Smith, music editor for Time Out New York and a freelance reviewer who often writes classical music reviews for the New York Times, writes about his review of the Gilbert Kaplan led performance of Mahler 2 with the New York Philharmonic here.  Interesting reading, and it shows how critical a missing sentence can be in the course of composing a piece of criticism.  Plus it has the best ever blog post title: Todtenfubar.  Ausgezeichnet!

And, on a side note – our own OSO bass trombonist Charley Reneau posted a comment to Norman Lebrecht’s blog entry on his use of “trombone” rather than “trombonist” to refer to David Finlayson.  Major point scored, Charley!  And Lebrecht, to his credit, responded graciously.