Ned Rorem - between at the end of 1946, 18:00:00 and at the end of 1949

from The Paris Diary: Paris May-July, 1951, page 10:

My song "The Lordy Hudson" (1947) is dedicated to Janet Fairbank, a kind and needed lady who died the day it was published. Everett Helm gave a Christmas party in 1946. But it was John Edmunds who got all of us to write songs, and in their presentation as an "affectionate garland" to Janet, it was he who presided. After everyone had played his piece and Janet's initial thrill was calmed, the performers each sang. We did my "Alleluia"; then Romolo DiSpirito sang Poulenc. I had never heard "C" before, and at the final words "Oh ma délaissée" when Eva Gauthier began to weep, I began to compose …   more >>
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Ned Rorem, The Paris Diary: Paris May-July, 1951. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 10. accessed: 21 July, 2024


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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written by Ned Rorem
'C' from 'Deux Poemes de Louis Aragon'
written by Francis Poulenc
performed by Romolo DiSpirito
written by Guillaume de Machaut
performed by George Perle, Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time between at the end of 1946, 18:00:00 and at the end of 1949
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:47:52 +0100