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".

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 208. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437634767367 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


Willa Cather

Listening to

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Ninth Symphony
written by Gustav Mahler, Gustav Mahler
performed by Serge Koussevitzky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1931
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:59:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:39:56 +0000