Ned Rorem in University of Oklahoma - 10 October, 1973

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 42:

Here with Donald Gramm for our American recital last evening at the university. This morning Donald did his customary master class, then flew back. At his session Donald hears a song straight through, then talks about the interpretation from every possible angle, then asks the quivering aspirant to repeat the song, after which he always exclaims, "See, it's a hundred times better," but confides to me later that it's never better and usually worse. How can a student absorb all that information, and then apply it so suddenly?
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 42. accessed: 14 July, 2024

location of experience: University of Oklahoma


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

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 October, 1973
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 22:18:59 +0100
Approved on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:04:59 +0000