James Holmes et al. - 19 July, 1990

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 199:

Sondheim sent a tape of Assassins. It makes an iffy first impression. JH likens Sondheim to Paul Bowles. Neither gives an inch toward alowing affection into their work. An aloof meanness is ever there, not as a device but as an end in itself. 

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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 199. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437565092034 accessed: 25 July, 2024


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

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written by Stephen Sondheim

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Date/Time 19 July, 1990
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:38:12 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:36:33 +0000