Ned Rorem in New York - 5 April, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 553:

Am listening to Schubert's A-minor Piano Sonata. So perfect, so boring. If analysed on the strictly objective terms of tune and chord, West Side Story and Bartók's Contrasts would produce much the same result, not works being structured on the tritone. (The devil lurks in an augmented fourth. Title for a novel.)

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 553. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Piano Sonata in A Minor
written by Franz Schubert

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 April, 1985
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 22:38:34 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:48:11 +0000