Ned Rorem in New York - 11 December, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 436:

Manuel is here to conduct Poulenc's Carmélites, which he does luminously. His secret, he says, is that he treats the orchestra members as individual virtuosos. Actually, he's better, indefinably, than they. He makes the score shine. I complain of Poulenc's orchestration, especially go his thickening the Ave Maria with useless timpani strokes.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 436. accessed: 26 February, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Dialogues des Carmélites
written by Francis Poulenc
performed by Manuel Rosenthal

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 December, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:55:55 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:25:09 +0000