Ned Rorem in USA - 12 June, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 163:

Listening to music... The endless updated "relevant" versions of The Ring. Directors taint everything - in their anxiety to make the operas comprehensible to "people of today," and to draw attention to themselves - except the music. Why not change the music too?

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 163. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


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

Listening to

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Der Ring des Nibelungen
written by Richard Wagner

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 June, 1989
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:11:07 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:06:45 +0000