James Holmes et al. in New York - early , month unknown, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999:

Trekked north with JH to a vast gymnasium near Columbia University, the only venue (as it's said today) sufficient to stage the première of Boulez's Répons... A few healthy boos would have been in keeping. Not that Répons was all that bad. I rather liked it, but for quite different reasons than what Boulez doubtless thinks is in it. It was ornamental, amusing, kind of sugar, thoroughly non-intellectual, utterly sensual, completely derivative, right in the tradition of French Impressionism and (with those flashing lights and cooing females) the …   more >>

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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436308032477 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

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written by Pierre Boulez

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, 1986
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 23:27:13 +0100
Approved on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:55:09 +0000