Ned Rorem in New York - 18 December, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 57:

At 9 A.M., during calisthenics, tuned in radio a split second after Ravel's Trio had commenced, and realized within another split second that things were askew... Here now, this morning, the mysterious piece was being interpreted to within an inch of its life, much too slow, très senti. An obstinate masochism made me stick it out. 'Twas the Beaux Arts Trio.
cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 57. accessed: 30 May, 2023

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Piano Trio
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Beaux Arts Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 December, 1986
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:28:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:30:38 +0000