Ned Rorem in New York City - June, 1966

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 208:

How many musical thrills does one have any more? One or two a season? Même pas. Yet last June, the last piece on the program of the last Stravinsky Festival was the Symphony of Psalms conducted by the maître himself at the speed of his metabolism. We've all heard it a thousand times, yet those threads of spice wove us insidiously into a heavenly hammock which rocks still this moment.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 208. accessed: 19 July, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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Symphony of Psalms
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Igor Stravinksy, New York Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time June, 1966
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:23:03 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:12:22 +0000