Ned Rorem in Marrakesh - between January, 1952 and February, 1952

from The Paris Diary: Marrakech and Morocco January-February, 1952, page 74:

Nothing can touch me more than lay-people's love for music. Not those who sit in concert halls but those who play at home; not those who say, "If only my mother had forced me to practice!" but those who practice anyway. Sometimes in the evening I watch with wonder as Guy practices the piano. He plays badly, but with such devotion (he has a gigantic repertoire by heart) that I realize the greatest pianist in the world could not give him as much joy as his ability to make these sounds himself.
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Ned Rorem, The Paris Diary: Marrakech and Morocco January-February, 1952 . In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 74. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398006767205 accessed: 20 September, 2017

location of experience: Marrakesh

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Diarist, Writer, Composer, critic […]
1923-

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written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time between January, 1952 and February, 1952
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:12:47 +0100