Ned Rorem in Chicago - 1940

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 504:

Krasner's performance of Berg's Concerto with Stock in Chicago in 1940 had overwhelmed me... those German mysteries were new, and I took the program notes (white virgin, etc.) to heart. Yet Berg has never influenced me, nor do I think of him when he's not there, while Stravinsky has been just across the room every day of my life.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 504. accessed: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Chicago


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

Listening to

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Violin Concerto
written by Alban Berg
performed by Louis Krasner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:30:20 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:17:28 +0000