"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9
Dave 2002 and Caliban,
It was there all the time! Now I can enter realms of typographical sophistication previously denied me, just watch!
I must admit to getting a bit irked lately with the amount of time given over to arrangements. For example, this weekend, Andy Mac played an extract from an arrangement for string orchestra of Grieg's String Quartet. Given he acknowledged that the original was "little known", what was the logic behind playing this version (which, pace Mac, did not sound idiomatic) in its new get-up? Given that only a small percentage of new releases can be played within the 180 minute, weekly format, this kind of obsession strikes me as mistaken. I'm quite happy for instrumentalists and groups to look to expand their repertory by making arrangements of pieces but let's keep CD Review sticking to pieces in the format in which they were composed.
How about 'Live in Concert'? Time was when 'in concert' was only used of people, like, say Tony Bennett, to make it sound as though this was not just entertainment but a serious business. And if it's live, surely it must be 'in concert', What would 'live out of concert' be -- a rehearsal? The banal slogan (repeated ad nauseam, of course) seems just another example of R3 trying to ape more popular, less 'elitist' programmes, IMO.
Another pet hate is "ON", as in - " Charles Farnsbarns on piano " or " Yehudi Baggins on violin " Possibly even "live in concert".