James Holmes et al. in Hunter College - 4 April, 1972

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 394:

Evening with JH, to two-piano recital of Yvonne Loriod and Messiaen at Hunter College. An almost empty house. (How well Messiaen holds up, yet how unfashionable he's become with his honest bigger-than-life schmaltz and first-rate tunes!) Backstage to kiss Yvonne, no longer the slim genius I remember from Morocco in 1950, but the husbandly mate of the Great Man (greater by no less extraordinary than Yvonne herself) to whom she introduces us, and I'm intimidated for the first time in years.

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 394. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1421703953594 accessed: 8 December, 2023

location of experience: Hunter College


James Holmes
Organist, choir conductor, Kapellmeister
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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unspecified piano music by Messiaen
written by Olivier Messiaen
performed by Olivier Messiaen, Yvonne Loriod

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 April, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 21:45:53 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 14:59:49 +0000