Ned Rorem - 1 January, 1978

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 202:

An unalloyed pleasure is to play and replay, on the old piano Eugenie's lent me (a Henry F. Miller, Boston), the Bach Inventions. My Kalmus edition, edited by Bischoff, is disgusting - so flytracked with ornamentation as to camouflage the notes. I never observe ornaments in Bach. I disapprove of ornaments, which pollute the pure line.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 202. accessed: 22 May, 2024


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

Listening to

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Inventions for Piano
written by Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1978
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:29:52 +0100
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 01:03:43 +0000