Ned Rorem - between early February, 1970 and mid February, 1970

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 317:

Recordings keep any listener abreast of the times by keeping him at home. Not having been to a piano recital in years, I found myself at two within a week, standard fare by friends: Jerry Lowenthal playing Liszt and Bartok, Zaidee Parkinson playing Schumann and Debussy. Zaidee's audience was amateur in the real sense (creative and well off but not very musical), while Jerry's was professional (or, as they say in Rent Control, semiprofessional - students with scores in their laps). The performers' performances resembled their audiences.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 317. accessed: 15 July, 2024


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

Listening to

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unspecified piano music by Liszt and Bartók
written by Béla Bartók, Franz Liszt
performed by Jerome Lowenthal
unspecified piano music by Schumann and Debussy
written by Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann
performed by Zaidee Parkinson

Experience Information

Date/Time between early February, 1970 and mid February, 1970
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:04:32 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:34:45 +0000