Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 11 January, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 61:

Although I admire much of his music for its terse humour and pathos, Francis Thorne's Fifth Symphony trudges on without a smile and with too much unintegrated percussion - drums used strictly as decoration, like exclamation marks!, or like perfume on a corpse. And it's too long.
cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 61. accessed: 13 April, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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Fifth Symphony
written by Francis Thorne

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 January, 1986
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 22:52:34 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:35:56 +0000