Ned Rorem in New York City - 30 June, 1967

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, pages 218-219:

Rehearsal of Sun at Philharmonic Hall. At intermission Paul Jacobs asks if his piano is "ugly enough" for me, while Seymour Lipkin (the assistant conductor who knows the score better than I) asks if the cellos should be playing A-flat instead of A-natural there on page eighty. When the music sounds again, George Plimpton arrives with an entourage, in preparation for his next public venture into orchestral conducting. He speaks to me with bonhomie, oblivious to the fact that I'm listening to my own music... Karel Ancerl is sympathetic, musical and intelligent, if not especially energetic, …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 218-219. accessed: 27 March, 2023

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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written by Ned Rorem
performed by Jane Marsh, Seymour Lipkin, New York Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 June, 1967
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 15:54:38 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:17:32 +0000