I was at that concert and hated the piece. PDQ Bach it wasn't, nor had it
the snarkiness of Alfred Schnittke nor the dry gumor of Cage. It seemed a
mash-up with no apparent connections of the inserts to one another nor to
the musical framework.
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] World premiere of "a totally terrible piece of music"
It's not often that a scathing review like this gets written:
or that people jeer at a NY Philharmonic concert!
Listen and judge for yourself:
Recording found on a yard-sale reel tape, the review was included in the
box. Surprisingly good fidelity for quarter-track off-air taping, although
the channels were reversed and there's considerable edge warp on the ancient
acetate-backed 1-mil tape.
Happy New Year!
-- Tom Fine