Copy editors can have their own weird biases and gaps in knowledge, but that's another thread.....
Okay. If I can spin that thread for a moment, Calcium Light Night
, the title of the last Ives piece in the suite Martins assembled for his first ballet, and the name he gave to it, was - and may still be - an annual overnight custom at Yale, involving the use of metallic calcium, which burns, in portable lamps - calcium lights - and in which custom the composer participated while a student there; whence his musical representation of it. It's not obvious whether the gap in knowledge here is Gottlieb's or his editor's.
With all of this, maybe we don't even need mention an ordinary typo, but in Arlene Croce's review of the premiere of Calcium
in the February 20, 1978 New Yorker
, reprinted in Going to the Dance
, describing the action on stage, she says, "bodies are clamped together, then slid a
With all its technical faults, this review is a bit of a mess, but no less worth reading, not least for the use of "pissed off" in the second part. There, Gottlieb wonders about hard-working Hubbard Street's success, but it strikes me that it's not for nothing it's based in, and named for a street in, the "City of the Big Shoulders," as Carl Sandburg fairly characterized Chicago.