Ned Rorem in Paris - 11 October, 1969

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, pages 302-303:

Then he drove us in this Citroën, like the still youthful spirit that he is, to the Odéon in time for the 9 o'clock curtain just rising on the execrable Lazzini ballets. Joseph Lazzini, a second-rate Béjart (himself a second-rate Petit, who is the poor man's Robbins), is terribly up to date with his mixed media, and music by none other than Mossolov - the Iron Foundry, at that! The infinite relief of intermission brought rounds of muscatel at the Méditéranée with Félix Labisse. Saw Nouréev (as the French spell him) in the flesh, and …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 302-303. accessed: 29 September, 2023

location of experience: Paris


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

Listening to

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The Foundry, Op 19
written by Aleksandr Mosolov
performed by Lazzini Ballet

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 October, 1969
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 21:53:02 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:28:36 +0000