Ned Rorem in Saratoga Springs - 4 August, 1967

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 229:

At the Saratoga Performing Arts Center last night we and eleven thousand others head Van Cliburn. How was he? How would I know? simply not caring whether one young whiz this week whips a war-horse gentler or meaner than another young whiz last week. Do they weary of their wee repertory of shopworn chefs-d'oeuvre? At their fees? (From the standpoint of live composers, William Masselos is the most significant pianist today.)

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 229. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420992843780 accessed: 21 October, 2021

location of experience: Saratoga Springs

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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unspecified piano music
written by Olivier Messiaen
performed by Van Cliburn

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 August, 1967
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:14:04 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:20:40 +0000