James Holmes et al. in USA - 4 August, 1991

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 215:

JH plays tape of this morning's service in NY: two of Milhaud's Chansons Hérbraïques... and the trio from Bach's Magnificat with three of his female singers. JH says he'd admonished them: "Don't perform. The music is just happening." As distinct from opera, which should be performed.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 215. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437636943611 accessed: 18 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


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

Listening to

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Chansons Hérbraïques
written by Darius Milhaud
performed by James Holmes
written by Bach
performed by James Holmes

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 August, 1991
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:35:43 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:45:30 +0000