Sony finally say sorry

Sony finally say sorry


norman lebrecht

February 11, 2020

For this.

To be known in future as Sorry Classical.



  • V.Lind says:

    Which composer? There is more than one!

  • Gustavo says:

    Twitter should no longer be used for official statements.

    It is a risk and is evidently being misused.

    Sony should send a personal birthday card by post next time.

  • SSD says:

    “We apologize for the confusing tweet.” Nice spin. No one was confused except for Sony executives. It was a mistake—a very embarrassing one which took an inordinate amount of time for them to correct. At least the red-faced emoji is honest.

  • Bruce says:

    Now I can’t wait for someone to make the same mistake with John Adams:

    “Not only was he the second president of the United States, but he has also written such masterpieces as ‘Nixon in China’ and ‘Become Ocean.’ Happy 275th birthday John Adams!”

    (with a picture of Luther Vandross)

  • Rob says:

    Here’s the E.T theme (which itself could have derived from the solo trumpet theme in Mahler’s Rondo-Burleske Trio of the 9th

    played on guitar:

    • Brendan Carroll says:

      It is actually almost a note for note reprise of the 2nd subject from the fourth mvt of Korngold’s Suite for Piano (Left Hand) Opus 23 written in 1928.

  • Larry says:

    Hope they don’t confuse John Anthony Lennon with you-know-who.