Ned Rorem in New York - 26 February, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 67:

Spent afternoon examining Peter Maxwell Davies's The Number 11 Bus. It is something. One of its singularities, at least to American ears, is the constant violence of the instrumental canvas supporting the constant suavity of the British elocution - even at its most cockney - with those flipped R's and long vowels.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 67. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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The Number 11 Bus
written by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 February, 1987
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:36:42 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:44:10 +0000