Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 5 February, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 65:

Una Giornata particolare on television, strong as it was ten years ago. The rhythm, the décor, and the acting - by Mastroianni and Loren, underplayed and never off-key - are seamless and sad, hopeless, scary. The "music", rather, the 'fond sooner', is like that in Orfeu Negro, which used the faraway but ceaseless sound of sambas in manic celebration of Mardi Gras. Here it's the faraway but ceaseless sound of radio reports on Hitler's 1938 visit to Rome. I was upset by the expertise.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 65. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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music by Armando Trovajoli
written by Armando Trovajoli

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1987
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:12:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:41:24 +0000