James Holmes et al. in New York - 25 April, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 401:

Yesterday afternoon, Sunday, Catherine Crozier's organ recital at Saint Bartholomew, including the Messe de la Pentecôte of Messiaen, the composer closest to JH's heart. This is the best performance he's ever heard. Why? Because Crozier makes the music sing and dance, and has the fluent to avoid all that profundity mot organists bring to it. Ecstasy may be profound, but it;s also freedom and lets you cavort out of your body.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 401. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435616603935 accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: New York


James Holmes
Organist, choir conductor, Kapellmeister
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Messe de la PentecĂ´te
written by Olivier Messiaen
performed by Catherine Crozier

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 April, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:23:24 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:05:28 +0000