James Holmes et al. in New York City - 23 February, 1991

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 210:

Ellen Zwilich's new Oboe Concerto - expert, gloomy, theatrical, but without drama. JH feels she can't last. Why? Because there's nothing to oppose - true acceptance comes only after some dose of rejection, while Ellen is nearly everyone's darling and the dissenters are merely indifferent. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 210. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437635296562 accessed: 28 November, 2021

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

James Holmes
Organist, choir conductor, Kapellmeister
1939-1999
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Oboe Concerto
written by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 February, 1991
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:08:16 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:43:03 +0000