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Letter: Two adjectives only for classical greats

David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016

David Bowie passed away on Jan. 10, 2016 at age 69. Credit: John Griffin

Kudos to columnist Michael Dobie for highlighting the indispensable impact of music on our culture and the loss of several pop music icons in 2016 [“Three maestros of music spoke to my soul,” Opinion, Dec. 26.]

Terms such as maestro and virtuoso, however, should be reserved for the likes of Arturo Toscanini, Jascha Heifitz, Vladimir Horowitz and other immortals of classical music.

Fred Barnett, Lake Grove

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