Ned Rorem in New York - 18 November, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 140:

JH called me to the piano to display his arrangement. Rightful contempt of the translation beneath the original Czech words in the Dvorák songs he plans to use for the service next Sunday - the willy-nilly superimposition of King James (meaningless on the continent) at the expense of the vocal line. JH, with his own new churchy translations, keeps Dvorák's note values quite intact. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 140. accessed: 26 November, 2022

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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music by Antonin Dvorak
written by Antonín Dvorák
performed by James Holmes

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 November, 1988
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:49:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:49:53 +0000