Friday Quickie: Failed Emphatic Modifier Edition

Violinist plays Tchaikovsky's lone concerto

(Tucson Explorer, 2/10/2010)


Violinist Vadim Gluzman, NPR's #1 New Classical Music Face of 2008…

Number One Face, eh? I wonder who won "Best New Musician".

I kid, I kid.

Figure 1: Vadim Gluzman's Face with Hand and Violin

…for his recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, performs the concerto with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra this Thursday, Friday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12 and 14.

Okay, that’s relevant, I guess, since it’s the same piece. Do go on.

Gluzman and the TSO, led by music director and conductor George Hanson, present the only violin concerto by one of the most beloved Romantic era composers ever.

One of the most-beloved [sic] Romantic composers…ever?

Whereas, I suppose, Dowland was one of the most-beloved Romantic composers...of the Renaissance.

Besides, the force of the emphatic modifier "ever" is already undermined by the initial qualifier "one of".

Figure 2: "One. of. the. Worst. Episodes. Ever."


Gustav said...

Hyperbole fail tag is awesome. Frankly, I'd say it's one of the greatest blog tags on the Detritus Review ever.