Ned Rorem - 31 January, 1975

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 128:

Miffed by Shirley's remark during intermission at the Boulez concert: "Don't you agree that in the future it will still be Beethoven and Schubert that people listen willingly to, and not all this?" But I too am a composer, and although my musical language is not like "all this" I listen willingly to it, whereas I never listen to Beethoven and Schubert.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 128. accessed: 20 June, 2024


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

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 January, 1975
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Concert of Boulez - venue and program unclear.

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:37:22 +0100
Approved on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:30:54 +0000