Saturday, November 01, 2014

Pianist demands removal of an OK review

According to this report in the Washington Post the pianist Dejan Lazic is asking the paper to remove a 2010 review of one of his recitals under the EU's "right to be forgotten" ruling.

The review in question is by the highly respected critic Anne Midgette and contains much fulsome praise for the musician, qualified by some reservations. But Lazic seems to feel that his search for "truth" has been misrepresented...and has also asked the newspaper to remove the review when the ruling actually applies to Internet search engines.

What is "truth" anyway? A dubious concept where artistic opinions are concerned, that's for sure. Lazic is playing soon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, on 11 December, so we can hear for ourselves.