James Holmes et al. in Nantucket - 18 May, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 565:

Composers hear only what goes wrong, not what goes right, always aware of the slightest cough, fearful that everyone's embarrassed and bored. JH asked me to put on the saxophone suite, Picnic on the Marne, as an antidote.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 565. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436221082471 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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Picnic on the Marne
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1985
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:18:02 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:58:22 +0000