Ned Rorem in New York - 16 October, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 37:

Finally listened to Simon Rattle's recording of War Requiem. Disappointing. Sopranos in the full chorus are beefed up by the boys' chorus (at least in the Recordare), lending an unneeded needle of mean purity to the women's voices.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 37. accessed: 18 April, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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War Requiem
written by Benjamin Britten
performed by Simon Rattle

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 October, 1986
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:32:24 +0100
Approved on Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:49:14 +0000