Ned Rorem in New York City - 16 October, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 178:

Practicing on seven beautiful but sweaty Mahler songs in preparation for rehearsal with Auger next week. Despite their beauty, I take little pleasure in them, unless I find some French kinship. Chopin, perhaps, occasionally? Certainly the saddish aimless modality of Chopin's A-minor mazurka is refracted six decades later in Mahler's Erinnerung, measures 19-21.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 178. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 October, 1989
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:16:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:20:12 +0000