James Holmes et al. in New York City - 23 November, 1992

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 233:

The Tucker concert last night, with RR & JH.

The pectavel last night - a chorus of 220 onstage and an orchestra of 100, plus a dozen second-string soloists, mostly American, who sang operatic blockbusters in every language except English - had nothing of song, everything of selling.

When Paul Groves and Craig Rutenberg emerged to present my 4-minutes setting of Auden's "Their Lonely Betters" (not an aris, not a pop tune - a song), over there in the corner on a near-hidden piano, the audience didn't know what to do, and neither did I when I took a bow. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 233. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437642237202 accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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Their Lonely Betters
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Paul Groves, Craig Rutenberg

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 November, 1992
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:03:58 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:36:34 +0000