Why review a concert you know you’re going to hate?main
John Allison in the Telegraph:
Once a superbly incisive music critic but now long established as a best-selling composer, Michael Nyman is surely right to be satisfied with his career switch. While he continues to churn the stuff out to feed lucrative film and record contracts, no reviewer anywhere has ever earned enough to be fairly compensated for having to sit through a Nyman concert. It’s a cautionary tale, if nothing else.
It is, but not for the reasons Allison cites.
Everything about this opening paragraph declares prejudice and a closed mind.
So why review something you’re going to hate?
Full review here.