Ned Rorem in Carnegie Hall - 5 March, 1972

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 390:

Carnegie Hall this afternoon for Leontyne Price's recital. She sang Psalm 148 from Cycle of Holy Songs, the first piece of mine I've ever heard her do, and again, like last Wednesday, I squirmed at the selection. If Leontyne is the leading soprano on earth today, couldn't she perform, by that token, something more "representative" from among my 130 published songs? I feel right about only fifteen; the rest are to be had for the asking. What I love, nobody sings, what they sing, nobody loves.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 390. accessed: 18 May, 2024

location of experience: Carnegie Hall


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

Listening to

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'Psalm 148' from 'Cycle of Holy Songs'
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Leontyne Price

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 March, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:40:02 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:45:37 +0000