Ned Rorem in New York - 20 June, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, pages 94-95:

The Bernstein versions of the six Paris Symphonies combine austerity with élan, loveliness with snap (with Scotch snap?), and extreme slowness with extreme fastness - they come alive. Still, I find them hard to hear, to concentrate on. So steeped are we in such classics on the radio that they've become wallpaper.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 94-95. accessed: 21 February, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Paris Symphonies
written by Joseph Haydn

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 June, 1987
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:32:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:01 +0000