Ned Rorem - 24 August, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 133:

What a piee of fustian is the "Appassionata". The triadic material throughout is uninspired, and the slow movement one of Beethoven's least beautiful. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 133. accessed: 27 January, 2023


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

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Sonata Appassionata
written by Beethoven
performed by Ruth Laredo

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 August, 1988
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:16:32 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:26:36 +0000