Ned Rorem in New York City - 19 April, 1980

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 285:

Dine chez Noel Lee. Plays us a record of Dutilleux's Deuxième Symphonie, the sweeping first movement of which sounds as necessary and true as any music in a long time. If Dutilleux isn't finally "as good as" Messiaen, it's that he lacks the added zest of dementia.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 285. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Second Symphony
written by Henri Dutilleux

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 April, 1980
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 02 Feb 2015 11:22:07 +0000
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:15:02 +0000