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Subject: Re: New York Times article on Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin
From: Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Paul Ricchi <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 3 Mar 2018 15:48:54 +0000
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Compare this to the Met’s house organ, Opera News - now more a fashion
magazine than anything else. Apparently it is the sort of empty fluff that
they think people want.

On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 2:04 PM Mark Bednar <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Conversely, it is a continuing sign that the NYTimes is cutting back on
> critical writing.
> I enjoyed the gossipy behind-the-scenes story as much as anyone. But it is
> an assignment for a stringer who does not have to have any critical
> insight. Similarly, the NYT has been running a lot of interviews, also
> assignments that can be delegated to stringers. These are all fluff.
>
> With all the musical activity that goes on in New York it is despicable
> that the Times can only publish two or three reviews a week (again,
> whatever you may think of their critical staff) of serious music.
> MB
>
>
>       From: Daniel Layne <[log in to unmask]>
>  To: [log in to unmask]
>  Sent: Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:29 PM
>  Subject: New York Times article on Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin
>
> I read the NY Times current article on Met Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin on
> their website
> yesterday. I picked up a print version of the paper today. I was quite
> surprised by how much
> space they gave the article in the printed version. The article took up
> about a quarter of the
> page on the first Arts section page then continued on page 8, for a full
> page!
> I can't remember the last time the NY Times devoted so much space to a
> single classical
> musician!
> The article details the maestro's daily activity of last Friday, when he
> conducted a dress
> rehearsal of Elektra during the day and a performance of Parsifal that
> night.
>
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/arts/music/met-opera-yannick-nezet-seguin.html
>
> Obviously, the Met's PR department is doing a great job of getting some
> much needed positive
> publicity for Maestro YNS and the Met.
>
>
>
> Daniel
>
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