The performance of Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes was a mixed bag: percussion was often overinsistent
and intonation problems made the storm section sometime raucous in the wrong way.
He did admit that his judgments are "huge generalities," but didn't stop at saying we are oversensitive and overinsistent
that we are right "despite the overwhelming proof that they are not."
As usual, Eastwood's score is a tad overinsistent
if melodically spare, its few notes reiterated on various instruments (including piano, guitar and harmonica) and supplemented by snippets of Rachmaninoff.
Only rarely do we become conscious of poetic devices that do not work, as in "Reg Webb," about an aging, now bedridden ex-sailor, where the nautical parallels seem overinsistent
In the end, the attachment between Axel and Mikey (his death finally avenged) is sublimated to an overinsistent
(and, again, cross-racial) solidarity between Axel and the Beverly Hills police force, based on their shared identity as cops.