Ned Rorem in USA - 12 June, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 163:

Resentment at hearing John Adams's The Wound Dresser, because, in its use of Whitman's prose, it seems a spin-off of my War Scenes and Pilgrim Strangers. Plus how can a heterosexual use such words? Then, on rehearsing, and rehearsing again, I'm moved - an not least because Adams is heterosexual. (I think he is).

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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 163. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


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

Listening to

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The Wound Dresser
written by John Adams

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 June, 1989
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:15:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:08:14 +0000