Ned Rorem in Alice Tully Hall - 5 April, 1970

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 321:

In Tully hall last night Thomas Scherman began conducting Eleven Studies for Eleven Players. After five minutes it became clear that the players were sabotaging the conductor with my music as weapon. After thirteen minutes, or roughly halfway through the piece, I got up and walked out. (The Post today reports a beautiful performance of a beautiful work!) I've rarely enjoyed hearing my music in public unless I'm performing, and hence tangibly responsible for the catastrophe. To sit impotent during a massacre is to be blamed for the massacre in place of the massacrers. Even during a glorious …   more >>

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The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 321. accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: Alice Tully Hall


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

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'Eleven Studies for Eleven Players'
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 April, 1970
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:16:28 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:36:28 +0000