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.
Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 285. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1422876127509 accessed: 29 November, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Henri Dutilleux
|Date/Time||19 April, 1980|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|