Ned Rorem in New York City - 13 November, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 180:

Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata on WNYC this morning. I never fail to be surprised at how unsurprised I am at how little surprise figures in even Beethoven's most proven chestnuts (those endless root position tonics & dominants). Just as I'm always surprised at my own lack of surprise in America's Puritanism. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 180. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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Beethoven Sonata Op.24
written by Beethoven

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 November, 1989
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:46:32 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:23:18 +0000