Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 1 January, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 442:

Listened carefully to Carter's In Sleep, In Thunder, both with and without score in hand, and with (I think) and open mind, but can't make sense of it. It is without sense. Not that I'd have done so differently, in the vocal line, with such texts (and I could have used such texts), but the jumble of instruments is incoherent.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 442. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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In Sleep, In Thunder
written by Elliott Carter

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 January, 1984
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:10:07 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:41:19 +0000