Ned Rorem in New York City - 23 April, 1978
from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 10:
Spent the afternoon listening to Eugene practice his Debussy group. Those French waters washed me back to Lake Michigan's adolescent waves, waves which were La Mer in 1937, and swept me then to Vuillardian parlors where, musically submerged in vin rouge and fumes of Camembert, the composer composed Khamma. But it can be summoned clear as a snapshot of the Parc Monceau, and the sound of a series of secondary sevenths is enough for the snapshot to smell of almond leaves.
Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 10. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433336256032 accessed: 6 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
written by Claude Debussy
|Date/Time||23 April, 1978|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public|