Janos Gereben wrote:
>Just got a couple of CDs of his compositions, with a note from EMI,
>calling him "the most popular living composer." Is it my fault then
>that I never heard of him?
Yes, it is your fault...it only means you don't watch enough television.
There is a SONY CD entitled "Diamond Music" which features music of his
which was used in a television commercial selling diamonds.
"Most popular living composer?" I often wonder how the blurb writers
come up with these things? How does one determine popularity? I am
reminded of the voting in High School...voted "most popular."
Well at least they didn't say "most popular classical composer" even if
that is what they were trying to imply. Perhaps they are measuring his
success by his ASCAP or BMI credits...I would guess every time the
commercial aired it gave him credits.
Sad to see such marketing from EMI.
Karl (almost always the cynic)