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.
Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 94-95. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436452348463 accessed: 29 September, 2023
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written by Joseph Haydn
|Date/Time||20 June, 1987|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|