Ned Rorem in USA - 20 November, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 182:

In the rented car that brought us here yesterday the radio played a Vivaldi Psalm for alto, in several movements, called Nisi Dominus. But one of the movements isn't Vivaldi's, it's by Villa-Lobos. Sly fox, his famous fifth Bachiana brasilieras isn't filched from Bach at all, but note for note from Vivaldi. Yes of course it's his too, like Borge's Don Quixote.

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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 182. accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: USA


Ned Rorem
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Nisi Dominus
written by Antonio Vivaldi

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 November, 1989
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:09:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:27:44 +0000