#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.
#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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