There are 2 comments on the story from Mar 7, 2007, titled Galway's. In it, reports that:

With due respect to Mozart, Mercadante and Bach, it was James Galway's performance of Danny Boy that turned out to be the highlight of the concert Tuesday at the Festival of the Arts Boca.

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Asis Reyes

Coudersport, PA

#1 Mar 10, 2007
Dear Mr. Fleshler,
I agree with you that the highlight of the concert was "Danny Boy." Sir Galway seemed at ease, at home if I may.
I also agree that the selection of pieces could have been better. I think the audience left because the program was too boring. Mercadante and Cimarosa do not have substantial musical material to entertain people, they are just not good enough to be put in the premiere of a new concert season.
"The use of two flutes brought harmonic and expressive richness to the work." What do you mean by this? This does not make any sense. Bach used two, three and four flutes in his music and they all brought harmonic and expressive richness to his music. Are you talking about genres? Regardless of what you are talking about, there is nothing innovative in the Cimarosa concerto.
Thank you
Lisa Reyes

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Jul 19, 2007
Dear Mr. Reyes,

Although Cimarosa may not be as "substantial" as other composers, I think the piece is beautiful. I only wish I had been there to hear it played.

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