Ned Rorem in Nantucket - 20 October, 1985

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 599:

Visit from Sharon Robinson and pianist Margo Garrett, who play lustrously (with the embarrassingly out-of-tune Baldwin) the Dances for Cello. I never get used to performers who interpret my music, with their imperceptible pressures, their added strokes of "meaning", their classically studied hesitations. For me to assume that my expression rests on the page is not to deny their legitimacy, and in fact I'm flattered they care. It's just that I never get used to it.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 599. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Nantucket


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

Listening to

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Dances for Cello
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Sharon Robinson, Margo Garrett

Experience Information

Date/Time 20 October, 1985
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:29:07 +0100
Approved on Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:42:21 +0000