L. Arnold Weissberger et al. in New York City - 10 December, 1971

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 376:

To Sigi Weissenberg's icy Chopin recital with Arnold Weissberger. En route we stop at Arlene Dahl's where I know nobody, and vice versa, and her piano is graced with a photo of Nixon. Fact: Arnold's and Sigi's names are side by side in Who's Who. Opinion: the observe repeats in a piano should bring an altered viewpoint. The repeats in Weissenberg's version of Chopin's Sonata in B-minor were not even photo duplications - which would, after all, show another dimension - they were instant replay. Defend instant replay by stating that since it comes later we are older and so hear differently.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 376. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1421702944745 accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


L. Arnold Weissberger
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, op. 58
written by Chopin
performed by Sigi (Alexis) Weissenberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 December, 1971
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:29:04 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:41:55 +0000