Gérard Souzay et al. in Paris - mid October, 1969

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

Still exhausted this afternoon for the rehearsal with Gérard Souzay and Dalton Baldwin. Dalton, cheerful, served tea with cookies swiped from the Hungarian airplane that brought them yesterday from Budapest. Gérard, haunted, no longer just a dapper genius concerned with cultured swooners one recalls at Hélène Jourdan-Morhange's years ago, sounds marvelous [sic], if insecure in English. My cycle, meant for him, indeed sounds meant for him. If they practice hard, and they will, the piece will work.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 303. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1421445972666 accessed: 18 October, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

Gérard Souzay
baritone, Bajo-barítono
1918-2004
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-
Dalton Baldwin
accompanist, Pianist
1931-

Listening to

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written by Ned Rorem
performed by Gérard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:06:12 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:29:22 +0000