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Re: Julian Cochran - Classical Pianist and Composer
Posted by James White on April 13, 2013, 6:38 pm, in reply to "Re: Julian Cochran - Classical Pianist and Composer"
Dear Byzantion, I don't think this is an argument, but two different opinions between a real person who just says things that knows of classical music (on the contrary I think it’d be better not to write) and one or more people who hide themself under the pseudonym of Byzantion. For the full respect I have for MusicWeb and for the clearness by which it has been made the 'MusicWeb Message board’, I think it's unprofessional your proposal to write you through your website privately (I don’t know it, but I assume it is anonymous because covered by secret of the pseudonym, too). It's clear that we are customers of music CDs and so we’d want the best by a specialized and reputable music website as I consider MusicWeb. So it’s for this reason that we demand reviews by people who are professionally qualified and who take their responsibility for what they write. For this reason it is not possible that a ‘music reviewer’ says: ‘A lot of people just prefer to listen to music and enjoy it, without worrying about keys, chord inversions, etc. allusions’.. because in this case it’d mean that the role of the reviewer is practically nothing. On the contrary, competent reviewers study the meaning of the pieces and authors, hear the CDs and only after that they write their review trying to explain the CD to the listeners. For this reason it’s very important the role of a reviewer as well as the role of the artists. In my opinion if a reviewer considers CDs ‘as products’ and ‘not as music’, it’d be better he dedicates his spare time in other activities.
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