Ned Rorem in Vienna - 1951

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, pages 370-371:

I did find a moment to tell Madame Schwarzkopf that I heard her not only in The Rake's Progress in Venice at the world premiere in 1951, but a few seasons later in Paris when, with Igor Markevitch, she sang Florent Schmitt's Psalm in a gray satin gown with a vast gray fox collar. "I do hope you remember the music too," she replied, with that smile. I do remember the music, but it wasn't important.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 370-371. accessed: 26 May, 2024

location of experience: Vienna


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

Listening to

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written by Florent Schmitt
performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
The Rake's Progress
written by Igor Stravinksy
performed by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 21:48:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:57:57 +0000