Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 12 November, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 524:

At our rehearsal, after lunch, I was bewitched at how well they knew 'the program'. When the King's Singers originally commissioned the piece, my quick and obvious impulse was to wave them a wreath of flawless posies. A month later (quite unaware of my impulse) they made it clear that they did not want yet another wreath of flawless posies; rather, they hoped for an extended through-written drama... My sole criticism of their impeccable diction, as they ran through Pilgrim Strangers this afternoon, was that they must be careful, at least in American performances, not to roll the …   more >>

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 524. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436133169444 accessed: 16 September, 2021

location of experience: Nantucket

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Pilgrim Strangers
written by Ned Rorem
performed by The King’s Singers

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 November, 1984
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:52:49 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:47:16 +0000