Ned Rorem in New York City - 7 September, 1974

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 96:

Despite the continuing knots of rain, Rosette and I went last night to the White Elephant to hear Frank Conroy play piano. This he does with the lean skill of those black thirties' soloists but not (so far as I hear) with much personal necessity. Like his book, Stop Time, Conroy's musicality is undeniably affable: it holds your interest even when nothing is happening, which is most of the time. But is lacks the fever of art. His intelligence, his neuroses, his acute sensitivity are all quite predictably normal.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 96. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 September, 1974
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 03 Jun 2015 23:27:53 +0100
Approved on Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:22:27 +0000