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

from The Paris Diary: Marrakech and Morocco January-February, 1952 , page 84:

We've been listening ten times a day to Ralph Kirkpatrick's "long playing" versions of Falla's masterpiece. Years ago I had the composer's own recording, and it seemed more savage and raw, a kind of Spanish Kafka in music. Ralph is slicker, but the harpsichord doesn't make enough noise... It's funny how one knows that certain masterpieces must have been totally conceived in a single day. These three movements overflow into each: it had to be written quickly so as not to spill on the floor and disappear.
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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. 84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398008101148 accessed: 27 September, 2022

location of experience: Marrakesh

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Harpsichord concerto
written by Manuel de Falla
performed by Ralph Kirkpatrick

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:35:01 +0100