Ned Rorem in USA - 15 June, 1989

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

Recieved tape of Rostropovich conducting premiere of my Fantasy & Polka last month in Evian. Not my finest moment: If unalerted I wouldn't recognize the Fantasy as mine, so much as a cast-off of Shostakovich, while the Polka is cheap Sousa. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 163. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


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

Listening to

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Fantasy & Polka
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Mstislav Rostropovich

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 June, 1989
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:21:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:09:54 +0000