Ned Rorem in New York - 1 December, 1979

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 268:

Practicing Debussy's Villon Ballades. Show again how much of Debussy's method for development consists merely of repeating, literally repeating, short phrases. His much-touted formal imagination - his structural innovation - is just not there.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 268. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Villon Ballades
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 December, 1979
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 15:11:11 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:45:59 +0000