Ned Rorem et al. in Nantucket - 28 July, 1979

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 252:

Rosalyn Tureck has this month been a neighbor across the island, at Quidnet. I accepted her dinner invitation on the condition that she garnish this with a private concert. I arranged myself carefully among the rather tough cushions of an antique pink sofa, and she began to play... The music, which I'd never heard or even heard of (Bach's D minor keyboard version of his A-minor violin sonata), was unutterably touching, and while it unwound the semi-wild fauna of Nantucket fluttered or scurried over the grass toward the glass panes and gazed through the sunset into my features. The sound, like …   more >>
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 252. accessed: 12 April, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
Rosalyn Tureck
Harpsichordist, Pianist

Listening to

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Sonata in D Minor (after Violin Sonata in A minor)
written by Bach
performed by Rosalyn Tureck

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 July, 1979
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:35:43 +0100
Approved on Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:34:13 +0000