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Re: Julian Cochran - Classical Pianist and Composer
Posted by James White on April 14, 2013, 8:59 am, in reply to "Re: Julian Cochran - Classical Pianist and Composer"
At least Iím glad you are an 'educated' writer (because as a music reviewer I confirm you are makeshift). My parents are Australian and Iíve being lived in Austria since childhood (now I'm pleased you know my family tree and my story as I only know your first name). So Iím really ĎJames Whiteí (you forget I gave you my availability to send you my identity card and I asked you for yours). It's true that the pseudonymity has a long tradition, in the art it has never been used to hide the true identity of a person, but because the original name is generally considered unsuitable for particular artistic or professional activities. On the contrary itís used to allow the free-thinking journalists who might have political repercussions (I think itís not your situation). A the end in your case itís only used to cover errors due to a lack of musical competence.
I think the music reviewer is a person who has a minimum of musical skills, he has to explain to the reader the meaning of the CD in a non-superficial way (first of all hearing the CD and studying the meaning of each piece) and especially he doesnít say: 'I write CDs as a product not the musicí. Pratically he has to review CDs because he has musical passion and not because his first intention is to produce a lot of reviews.
If the above is not your opinion (as I think), yes, in this case, Iím a bad-mannered arbiter and you're a good music reviewer.
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