Sunday, May 5, 2013
Even THE NEW YORK TIMES Commits Editorial Fumbles
It was a real pleasure reading Steve Smith's review on the Web site for The New York Times of the revival performance of John Cage's "HPSCHD" given in New York this past Friday (which was probably also the East Coast premiere of the composition). (The article is supposed to appear in print tomorrow.) It was an even greater pleasure to discover that Neely Bruce, who had played harpsichord at the world premiere at the University of Illinois, was one of the performers. Less of a pleasure was the caption of the photograph of his participation, which identified him as "Bruce Neely!" Apparently, editing is no longer take seriously, even at The New York Times.