September 27, 2013

I applaud Stephen Brookes’s Sept. 23 Style review, “Fairfax Symphony’s big sound,” in which Brookes lauded Ricardo Morales’s performance of Aaron Copland’s clarinet concerto. He went on to say, “[T]he clarinet takes wing in a virtuosic credenza and soars into the playful, quick-witted second movement.” Perhaps as a sideman, Morales might take wing in a virtuosic sideboard, where he could lay his clarinet when taking a bow.

Or was it his cadenza that was virtuosic?

Robert G. Scharf, Chevy Chase