Ned Rorem in Marlboro, New York - 29 July, 1978

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 34:

Casals master class. Flanked by a lustrous spouse, who with the muscular tenderness rises occasionally to tune her husband's instrument, the Maestro attends young cellists during a heat wave. Boys don't interest him, yet to one bonnie lass (Sharon Robinson) he suggests with a chuckle, "Play more like a man." (Subdued hisses.) To pianists - the "accompanists" - not one word, as though Schumann's keyboard were a mere backdrop.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1433338392405 accessed: 27 October, 2021

location of experience: Marlboro, New York

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Cello Sonata
written by Robert Schumann
performed by Pablo Casals, Sharon Robinson

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 July, 1978
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:33:12 +0100
Approved on Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:41:57 +0000