Correction o’ the Day (Boston Symphony Orchestra Edition)

When the New York Times hits a sour note, it does its best to make amends.

From Saturday’s Corrections:

THE ARTS

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.

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One Response to Correction o’ the Day (Boston Symphony Orchestra Edition)

  1. Where’s Larry? You finally write a column about crappy music…

    For the record, humidity like we’ve been having is hell on stringed instruments, and ears. Pitch is a horror show when it’s like this. Plus, Joshua Bell probably beat out the Times’ reviewer’s kid for a spot. Plus, the Bruins beat the Rangers in five games. And the Yankees are six games back.

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