Ned Rorem in Manhattan - in the middle of 1947

from The New York Diary: Pennsylvania and New York Autumn, 1958, page 362:

Mary's Bar on Eighth Street. It is already eleven summers ago that John Myers and Frank Etherton worked there, whining the tunes that Paul Goodman and I composed for them: Bawling Blues, Jail-Bait Blues, Near Closing Time. Occasionally, for comic relief, Eugene Istomin would play Ondine on the tuneless piano and the drunks would actually stop talking.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The New York Diary: Pennsylvania and New York Autumn, 1958. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 362. accessed: 1 December, 2022

location of experience: Manhattan


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

Listening to

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'Ondine' from 'Gaspard de la nuit'
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Eugene Istomin
written by Ned Rorem, Paul Whiteman
performed by Frank Etherton, John Myers

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1947
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:38:57 +0100