Dejan Lazic, Pianist Who Demanded Removal of Review, Confronts Critic
In 2010, the Croatian pianist Dejan Lazic played a recital in Washington, D.C., and got a mildly critical review. Somehow that stuck: It's the second item that comes up when you Google Lazic's name, after his own website. Now he wants it permanently removed from the search engine in Europe, citing the European Union's new "right to be forgotten" ruling as legal justification.
Thereview, titled "Sparks But No Flame," is byWashington Postclassical music critic Anne Midgette. It describes Lazic's performance as technically well-played but a little superficial. In this WQXR exclusive, the two parties involved –Anne MidgetteandDejan Lazic– join host Naomi Lewin to make their cases. More