Ned Rorem in New York - 13 November, 1972

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 424:

Monday, the David Ensemble movingly premiered my Last Songs for soprano, cello and piano (Sheila Schonbrun, Jonathan Abramowitz, Warren Wilson). Peter Davis in the Times wrote two things I agree with. "While a suggestion of blank note-spinning pervades the cycle..." Yes, more than a suggestion. All music is the spinning of notes into a fabric whose seams mustn't show, "Stevens already seems detached from earthly considerations - one wonders, in fact, it another man's music isn't an unnecessary intrusion..." Yes, again. All music is an intrusion on the poetry it illustrates; When is that …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 424. accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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'Last Poems'
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Jonathan Abramowitz, Sheila Schoenbrun, Warren Wilson

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 November, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:29:37 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:04:31 +0000