Ned Rorem - 21 October, 1976

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, pages 176-177:

Complete run-through of Joyce Mathis's upcoming program, including my Women's Voices, for a dozen guests in a private hall. Joyce's vocal coach, Cornelius Reid, does not remain for my songs. That a reputable voice teacher should depart, for whatever reason, before the unveiling of a new cycle is insulting no less to that cycle's composer than to all writers of song today, and underlines once again the indifference to contemporary vocal music, even by those most involved.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 176-177. accessed: 3 February, 2023


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

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Women's Voices
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Joyce Mathis

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 October, 1976
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 04 Jun 2015 22:35:41 +0100
Approved on Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:29:38 +0000