Ned Rorem in New York City - between late March, 1990 and early April, 1990
from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 192:
Having attended both David Del Tredici's Steps (world premiere by Philharmonic) and David Diamond's 1965 Fifth Symphony (the Juilliard Orchestra) this past fortnight, I'd say that Diamond's music is dramatic but not theatrical while DDT's is theatrical but not dramatic. DD's seethes with portentous content skillfully worked through but without color for color's sake, while DDT's is shy of content but gaudy to a fault.
Drama without theatre. Theatre without drama. Britten, at his best, has both.
Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 192. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437563433815 accessed: 10 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by David Diamond
|performed by Juilliard Orchestra|
written by David Del Tredici
|performed by New York Philharmonic|
|Date/Time||between late March, 1990 and early April, 1990|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|