Ned Rorem et al. in New York - 26 October, 1975

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, pages 149-150:

Beautiful recital this afternoon by JH at St Matthew's and St. Timothy's of organ music by Bach and Thomson. (JH, a true performer in all but one crucial sense: he takes no pleasure in showing off.) At the first jarring notes of Bach's G-minor Fantasia, Virgil, wrenched from his nap, yelled "What's that!"
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 149-150. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: New York


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
Virgil Thomson
critic, Composer

Listening to

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Fantasia in G minor
written by Bach
performed by James Holmes

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 October, 1975
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:22:04 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:13:13 +0000