Where was the NY Times when the Israel Phil came by?News
We’re hearing lots of complaints about shrinking classical reviews in the parish news sheet.
There are puff-features aplenty about upcoming performances, but the hard grind of professional reviewing has gone off the boil.
Chief recent casualty was the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra whose young conductor Lahav Shani was making his Carnegie Hall debut. Anything in the NY Times? Nada.
The Berlin Philharmonic waited several days for a review.
Others are missing out altogether.
Why is that?