Ned Rorem in San Francisco - mid February, 1967

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, pages 210-211:

That evening I débuted in Madeleine's territory as a récitant. Donald Pippin had arranged a balanced program at the Old Spaghetti Factory on Green Street. First a Lully Suite for eight instruments. Then my Lovers, narrative in ten scenes for harpsichord, oboe, cello, vibraphone and tom-toms. Followed by Lou Harrison's Jeptha's Daughters with Robert Duncan declaiming. Finally Façade, deliciously conducted by Hughes, with Lou and me as speakers. This was possibly its most amusing American performance, Lou's timbre being squeaky, mine low-pitched and both our dictions …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 210-211. accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: San Francisco


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

Listening to

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written by Sir William Walton
performed by Robert Hughes, unnamed instrumentalists, Lou Harrison, Ned Rorem
'Jeptha's Daughter'
written by Lou Harrison
performed by unspecified instrumentalists, Robert Duncan (poet)
written by Ned Rorem
written by Jean-Baptiste Lully

Experience Information

Date/Time mid February, 1967
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


The Harrison work is called 'Jeptha's Daughter', i.e. singular.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:31:56 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:15:27 +0000