All the Editors are Dead and Such

Just because it's Charles Ward (who I thought retired) and because it has one of those great music review titles...

Heavy-handed pianist slightly dims otherwise bright performance

The world's most popular symphony (maybe), the Houston debut of a fearless pianist, a tribute to the Chinese New Year's and no conductor in one event?

One of the greatest opening sentences ever (maybe).

The principle attraction Saturday afternoon at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church was Brooklyn-based soloist Simone Dinnerstein. She's earned quotable raves from the New York Times and best-seller status for two CDs.

The principle attraction?

figure editor: Don't worry. I know it's hard.

and finally, because there was music on the concert...

Chinese New Year's Eve was observed with Shuo (Initiate) by Chinese-American composer Chen Yi.

Cool. I like Chen Yi.

figure great composer: Chen Yi sporting the nifty "mom" hair and jean jacket combo.

Yep. Love me some Chen Yi. Her music is so...hmmm...what's the word?



Comforting! That's it!

A brief work for string orchestra, it deftly merged comforting chords, piquant sounds of unusual scales and a balance of reflective and driving music. Chen got that celebration off to a sweet start.


Sator Arepo said...

In fairness, "principle" could mean "first" in this context (maybe).

Gustav said...

As I understand the rule, "principal" is an adjective which can mean a variety of things including "first" or "main". But "principle" can never be an adjective, and while it can possibly mean "first", it can't be used in this context because it's being used as an adjective. Yes?

Gustav said...

Grammar Girl has the lowdown here.

Sator Arepo said...

Hmm. Then "principle attraction" must be a compound subject postulating some kind of moral (or ideological) gravity-like force (maybe).

(Also, I honestly thought Chen Yi was a young Sonia Sotomayor (maybe)).

AnthonyS said...

I wonder what year that photo comes from?

Also... could there be a less informative sentence to describe the piece? This sounds like a Mad Lib.