Ned Rorem in New York - 2 April, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 75:

Before he [Hugues Cuenod] left he asked if I could play Poulenc's "C" - he has some new words for it. I accompanied him through a parody which began, "Je suis dans un W.C., c'est là tout a commencé,"and grew predictably more lewd, while playing suggestively, as Aragon does, with the sound of the sibilant "c' (sucer, etc.). I said, "Francis l'aurait adoré," but was in fact vaguely embarrassed.
cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 75. accessed: 28 January, 2023

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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music by Francis Poulenc
written by Francis Poulenc
performed by Ned Rorem, Hugues Cuénod

Experience Information

Date/Time 2 April, 1987
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 00:01:25 +0100
Approved on Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:48:04 +0000