When the New York Times hits a sour note, it does its best to make amends.
From Saturday’s Corrections:
A music review on Monday about the Boston Symphony Orchestra, at Tanglewood, misidentified the instrument in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto that was playing in dialogue with the violin when the violin soloist, Joshua Bell, smudged the pitch a bit on his repeated notes. It was a clarinet, not a flute.
Wait – the violin soloist smudged the pitch a bit in his repeated notes?
Are you kidding?
Thank God the Times was there to document it, no matter what instrument was playing in dialogue with the violin.