Ned Rorem et al. in New York - late , month unknown, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 462:

Last fall Virgil Thomson and I, featured stars on the same concert, were seated together in the front row of a small auditorium. Virgil, so deaf now as to find all music pointless and unable to gauge the force of his own voice, remains nevertheless the least foolish man around. The lights dimmed as we chatted of this and that, and I asked him where to stay in Paris. "Hôtel du Quai Voltaire is the only place," said Virgil - whereupon a lady in taupe chiffon emerged onto the stage to play his Violin Sonata. Virgil dropped off. During a hush after the first movement, as the player retuned her …   more >>
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Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 462. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: New York


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
Virgil Thomson
critic, Composer

Listening to

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Violin Sonata
written by Virgil Thomson

Experience Information

Date/Time late , month unknown, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:53:56 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:08:45 +0000