Ned Rorem in New York - 2 June, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 90:

Because one of the new Curtis students wants to begin the fall semester by modelling a quartet on Bartók's Sixth, I've been restudying that piece. The more I hear it the less I hear in it. For all its perfection and glamour, it remains arid and charmless, a robot version of the other five quartets.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 90. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436451875011 accessed: 20 September, 2021

location of experience: New York

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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String Quartet No. 6
written by Béla Bartók

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 June, 1987
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:24:35 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:57:41 +0000