Ned Rorem in USA - 20 November, 1989
from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 182:
In the rented car that brought us here yesterday the radio played a Vivaldi Psalm for alto, in several movements, called Nisi Dominus. But one of the movements isn't Vivaldi's, it's by Villa-Lobos. Sly fox, his famous fifth Bachiana brasilieras isn't filched from Bach at all, but note for note from Vivaldi. Yes of course it's his too, like Borge's Don Quixote.
Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 182. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437559770114 accessed: 3 October, 2023
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written by Antonio Vivaldi
|Date/Time||20 November, 1989|
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors, solitary|