Very few artists completely ignore reviews, especially now that they almost always find their way onto the social networks. Reviews cans be helpful when criticism is constructive and remains respectful of the artists. They also serve as a sort of barometer of notoriety, maintaining and reinforcing the visibility of artists. In the case of composers, criticism must be open to novelty and diverse aesthetic tendencies. For the critics, the challenge is to put into words what the musicians put into sound, to express the inexpressible. Still, for the sake of music itself, musical journalists are the indispensable relay between the musicians and the public.
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