Ned Rorem - between May, 1951 and July, 1951

from The Paris Diary: Hyères July, 1951, page 33:

Evenings here we play four-hand music, the Epigraphs antiques - or I play the phonograph: my skilful string quartet, or old Ella Fitzgerald records which remind me of Olga and the summer iciness of Lake Michigan where I first learned what an orgasm was.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Paris Diary: Hyères July, 1951. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 33. accessed: 18 July, 2024


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

Listening to

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Six epigraphs antiques
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Ned Rorem
songs performed by Miss Boreille
songs performed by Ella Fitzgerald
string quartet
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time between May, 1951 and July, 1951
Medium broadcast, live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Mixture of live and recorded music was heard. Experience took place in Hyeres in France.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:54:58 +0100