James Holmes et al. in New York City - 28 February, 1990

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 190:

With JH to Arleen Auger's recital. She sounds beautiful, if careful, with a selection that lacks energy, or at least histrionics. A Schoenberg group from 1899 predates certain Strauss songs also included. But Arleen sang them with a touch - inappropriate - of sprechstimme and darkness, thinking doubtless that Schoenberg is Schoenberg after all, and that's what you do. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 190. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437562778145 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


James Holmes
Organist, choir conductor, Kapellmeister
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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music by Richard Strauss
written by Richard Strauss
performed by Arleen Augér
music by Schoenberg
written by Arnold Schoenberg
performed by Arleen Augér

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 February, 1990
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:59:39 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:31:20 +0000