George Perle et al. in Juilliard School - 19 February, 1982

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 347:

With George Perle to Julliard's conscientious production of Roger Sessions's Montezuma, a concerto for two xylophones and orchestra with incidental human voices. That the voices were incidental is fortunate, the text (by Borgese) being as stilted and puerile a libretto as ever penned. Sessions lived with that text for twenty-two years! His piece is a mess, charmless, without music.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 347. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Juilliard School


George Perle
Composer, Music theory
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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written by Roger Sessions
performed by Julliard School

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 February, 1982
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:01:02 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:50:41 +0000