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Thread #116775   Message #2512697
Posted By: Folkiedave
11-Dec-08 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Subject: RE: 2008 R2 Young Folk Award - What Happened
Let me offer some quotes:

Correct winner - terrible program.....

What a dreadful program - no disrespect to the [...] young people involved, it was badly put together [.....] It was patronising to the extreme at times.......

what a waste of an hour, only about 20 minutes of bleeding fragments of the performances interspersed with comments.....

This programme is sheer crass! Where is the music? Just teenage personality profiles in the form of Facebook and MySpace. Was it really necessary to provide several references to one of the players' sexual orientation?...

"This year's final was a disgrace - a debacle that must be denied a repeat performance. [.....} would have been appalled at the desultory treatment dished out to both the musicians and the music itself"

Six hundred and Six ( 606) comments in the same vein at the last count.

Young Folk Award.......nope Young Classical Musician Award.