Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 23 December, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 527:

Bland fare of Beethoven on the radio, year after year, plus the smarm that goes with it by Karl Haas et alia. Is Beethoven noble? Does his art express lofty notions? Does he improve us? Has music really anything to do with goodness? Why not a program on the genius as low sensual being?
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 527. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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music by Beethoven
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 December, 1984
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:13:32 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:55:00 +0000