Willa Cather in USA - 1931
from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 208:
I grabbed any old book in a ruh to the john, to discover upon my lap H. L. Mencken's Diary, which for years had sat unread in the shelf... turning inadvertantly to page 41 I find this 1931 reference to a Koussevitsky concert: "Willa Cather surprised me by saying that [Mahler's Ninth] Symphony was too much for her, but that she liked the Ravel. The latter was a very cheap piece of trash".
Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 208. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437634767367 accessed: 3 February, 2023
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written by Gustav Mahler, Gustav Mahler
|performed by Serge Koussevitzky|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|