Review skips some music.Byline: The Register-Guard
Every reviewer is entitled en·ti·tle
tr.v. en·ti·tled, en·ti·tling, en·ti·tles
1. To give a name or title to.
2. To furnish with a right or claim to something: to his opinion, but there is a responsibility involved in being a critic. At the very least, the facts should be correct. Thomas Manoff erred in a crucial fact in his review of the composers symposium concerts. Ostin Drais' composition "Kyrie eleison Kyrie eleison (kĭr`ēā' əlā`ēsŏn', –sən) [Gr.,=Lord, have mercy], in the Roman Catholic Church, prayer of the Mass coming after the introit, the only ordinary part of the traditional liturgy said not in Latin " was on the morning concert, not the afternoon performance as Manoff reported in his much too personal critique.
In addition, several pieces were not included in Manoff's review. As a sometime reviewer for 21st Century Music, I would never leave out music on the program, and I don't remember ever reading another review where works were not at least mentioned.
My sense is that the reviewer was trumpeting trum·pet
a. Music A soprano brass wind instrument consisting of a long metal tube looped once and ending in a flared bell, the modern type being equipped with three valves for producing variations in pitch.
b. his own view that a new music concert should focus on music; too much talking by the composers spoiled the experience for him. That opinion could have been conveyed in a few brief sentences, allowing Manoff plenty of space to do his job as a music critic Noun 1. music critic - a critic of musical performances
critic - a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art and to review the music.
La Honda, Calif.
The rare beauty and success of "Waging Peace Through Singing" was about synthesis, bringing together many expressive elements.
What better way to counteract divisiveness and war than to have the opportunity to incorporate thoughts, voice and music. There is great power in bridging the inner realm of poetry, dreams and convictions to the outside.
1. Of or relating to a chorus or choir.
2. Performed or written for performance by a chorus.
[Medieval Latin chor Visions concerts as an experience where, through mutual respect and encouragement, the power of full creative expression was truly shared.
La Honda, Calif.