Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 31 December, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, pages 440-441:

Practising today Je tremble en voyant ton visage I see, as though it floated before me, the visage of Frances Osata who, with her strained inexpert soprano, first sang this flawless song for me forty years ago. It is from her copy that I now work.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 440-441. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435755742938 accessed: 16 September, 2021

location of experience: Nantucket

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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Je tremble en voyant ton visage
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 December, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:02:23 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:34:59 +0000