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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.  

Steve Smolian

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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:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4qbixnsusqkd5c2/World%20Journal%20Tribune%20670428
%20Lucas%20Foss%20piece%20booed%20by%20NYPO%20audience.pdf?dl=0
or that people jeer at a NY Philharmonic concert!

Listen and judge for yourself:
https://soundcloud.com/tom-fine-1/ny-philharmonic-concert-april-27-1967-luka
s-foss-phorion-world-premiere/s-LZz7Y

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