Breaking News on April 10: Classical Source has notched up 11,000 Twitter followers. Thanks!
Yes, it’s April Fools’ Day, or it was when this Editorial was published. Classical Source really is adopting a star system. It’s taken us years to go down this road, and even now it’s a reluctant step. However, the plan is that such a marking will primarily be applied to opera reviews (on the basis there will still be performances beyond the first night that can be attended) and recordings (generally available of course).
The first review to attract stars, and it's the full five, is mine of an excellent book, The Other Classical Musics. You’ll find that coverage in our Features section. If you see no stars then there aren’t meant to be any, which may reflect a reviewer's sensibility to the matter, and even the worst event/recording would attract at least one, and that is more telling than none. And we’re not going to backtrack, it all begins from this month, April.
If you’re wondering where Nick’s Classical Source Recommends section is now, well he has his own box; there is a link to it on our newer-looking pages, not this one! We did think about publishing reviews in Latin, with immediate effect ... potest tamen fieri, sed unum diem...
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