Ned Rorem in Richmond, Indiana - between 1936 and 1965

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 201:

At thirteen I knew backward Stravinsky's recording of Les Noces: it was about grown-ups getting married. Last week I saw the Robbins ballet on this music; it was about two kids getting married. With a sigh I felt my age.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 201. accessed: 17 April, 2024

location of experience: Richmond, Indiana


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

Listening to

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'Les Noces' choreographed by Jerome Robbins
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by American Ballet Theatre
'Les Noces'
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by unspecified musicians, Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time between 1936 and 1965
Medium live, playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, solitary


The Robbins 'Les Noces' was premiered on 30 March 1965, see [accessed 10 January 2015].

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:53:27 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:56:41 +0000