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Truly Bizarre behavior at Unsung Composers


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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2017, 03:05:16 pm »


It's like something out of Monty Python!! Huh

I find the entrenched fanaticism of UC woefully unamusing, sadly.  However, it is far from the only classical music forum on the internet to embrace tub-thumping bigotry - and at least it restricts its mind-boggling twaddle to opinions within the sphere of music that do not break the law.  There are other sites which regularly publish tosh that's not only deleterious, but very possible actionable in law. One such site has a (non-humorous) online poll (which is, I believe, still open) as to whether Maria Callas was "the wailing banshee of Hades"; another site boots-off members who fail to post fawning praise of every performance of Gustavo Dudamel (since they are, it seems, vicious heel-clicking racist fascists); a very well-known site run by a former BBC broadcaster, aided and abetted by the so-called critic David Nice - which ambushes the reputations of Russian opera performers (such as an obituary, published on the day of the death of a legendary mezzo-soprano - which called her 'a talentless and vile-tempered imposter' - of a lady whose Will left a substantial bursary to nurture young performers...) - and also lobbied to have a Russian singer spiked from a Bayreuth cast, on the basis of empty tittle-tattle; not to mention another site which has largely abandoned musical discussion in favour of word puzzles.

I certainly don't like UC, and never use it.  But frankly it is mild compared to those found running and participating in other sites :-((((

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