Paul Bowles et al. - 12 July, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 580:

In 1944 I wrote a piece called Prelude and Adagio for Organ, Flute, Horn and Viola, and sent it to E. Power Biggs (I'd heard Biggs, sooner or later, programmed everything he received) who accordingly did it on a Sunday broadcast. When I played an aircheck of this broadcast for Paul Bowles, he declares: "You seem to have gone on where Ravel left off."

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 580. accessed: 13 July, 2024


Paul Bowles
Composer, Translation, Writer
Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

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Prelude and Adagio
written by Ned Rorem
performed by E. Power Biggs

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 July, 1985
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:36:51 +0100
Approved on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:32:28 +0000