On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • The Birds 11:38 Ottorino Respighi
    Academy of St Martin in the Fields
    Neville Marriner
    Buy Now
  • Sinfonia No. 5 11:22 Gaspard Fritz
    La Stagione Frankfurt
    Michael Schneider
    Buy Now

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.

Blog Archive

July 2008
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Master Archive

Contact Us

Purchase the Music

  • Buy the music you've heard on-air! Your purchase helps support our classical service.


Classical Notes

Classical Notes: July 15, 2008 Archive

Suing Over Bad Reviews

Posted at 11:26 AM on July 15, 2008 by Gillian Martin (2 Comments)

This story caught my attention on-line today. A British composer sued the London Evening Standard for libel when it printed a negative review of his opera. The composer claims that by casting aspersions on his artistic choices (the opera had a political theme, apparently) the reviewer had curbed his rights to free speech. The court disagreed.

As a one-time actor, I've felt the sting of bad reviews of productions I've been in. I remember one that was downright cruel. But to sue? That seems extreme. Bad reviews are just part of the game.

Comment on this post