Ned Rorem: I stole a lot of music

Fabulous interview with the doyen of American art song, 92 years old and losing none of his ability to shock.

Listen here. You won’t regret it.

 

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  • Courageous composer who stuck to his own ideas of musicality instead of falling into the sonic trap. But he compared Monteverdi with the Beatles as being more or less ‘the same’, while the only similarity is that both kind of ‘song’ are tonal and make use of the notes Stockhausen, Xenakis and [redacted] left untouched.

  • I suppose I won’t regret but I won’t take the risk of following a link to a bare IP address.

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