Ned Rorem in New York - 5 February, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 65:

Rehearsing VT's songs, for Maurice Grosser's memorial tomorrow, with a 24-year-old ebony baritone who was "anxious to work with the great Ned Rorem" (Virgil's sardonic slogan). The ebony baritone is clearly miffed by the elderly spectacle I represent. Certainly I speak no longer of my body as an erotic object, but that as an ailing object.
cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 65. accessed: 1 February, 2023

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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music by Virgil Thomson
written by Virgil Thomson
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 February, 1987
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:05:19 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:38:51 +0000