Ned Rorem in New York - 3 November, 1986

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 41:

The one weekly TV program I try not to miss is Apostrophes, intellectual and well choreographed. It is also French to the core. Fro example, tonight: each of the five guests managed to substantiate some thesis by quoting Racine (a playwright unknown in America). Meanwhile, the hypothyroid theme music is Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto. The French literati know all about their culture and only their culture; but, like the American literati, know nothing of their music.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 41. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Piano Concerto No. 1
written by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 November, 1986
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 21:11:27 +0100
Approved on Sun, 31 Jan 2016 23:52:49 +0000