Ned Rorem in Curtis Institute of Music - 4 May, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 158:

Rostropovich "creates" my Fantasies & Polka in Evian. The piece is lush and vulgar (I try, but am never really vulgar, nor am I lush) and should be played: Dirty but Clean.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 158. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Curtis Institute of Music


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

Listening to

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Fantasies & Polka
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Mstislav Rostropovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 May, 1989
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:16:45 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:59:58 +0000