James Holmes in New York - 8 March, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 456:

JH, hearing Canticum Sacrum on the radio, declares it wilfully ugly - a dishonest piece in (as Auden called an earlier period) a dishonest decade. Stravinsky, persuaded he was missing the boat by all the little Crafts, came up with such stuff.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 456. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435790063482 accessed: 24 February, 2024

location of experience: New York


James Holmes
Organist, choir conductor, Kapellmeister

Listening to

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Canticum Sacrum
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 March, 1984
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:34:23 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:01:23 +0000