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.
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: 26 May, 2022
Listening tohide composers
written by Igor Stravinksy
|Date/Time||8 March, 1984|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|