Efrem Kurtz et al. in Venice - September, 1954

from The Paris Diary: Hyères and Italy 1954 and 1955, page 162:

Virgil made me get up at dawn Wednesday to go (with Efrem Kurtz) to a rehearsal of his flute concerto, a misty formless piece, elegantly played by Elaine Shaffer. The work is apparently a portrait of Roger Baker with whom we then lunched as Virgil pursued his sardonic advice.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Paris Diary: Hyères and Italy 1954 and 1955. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 162. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398105313024 accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Venice


Efrem Kurtz
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
Virgil Thomson
critic, Composer

Listening to

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flute concerto
written by Virgil Thomson
performed by Elaine Shaffer

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1954
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:35:13 +0100