James Holmes et al. in Nantucket - 30 December, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 1987:

Watched Amadeus - or part of it - for the first time. What an embarrassment. Interpreted by flat Yankee accents, the donnée is to flatter the layman's notion of art. Is it beneath contempt? Not at all, says JH, it's quite worthy of contempt.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 1987. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436457686811 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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music by Mozart
written by Mozart
performed by Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 December, 1987
Medium broadcast, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Soundtrack to the film "Amadeus".

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:01:27 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:14:25 +0000