Ned Rorem in New York City - 26 November, 1989

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 181:

An hour or two with Phyllis going through songs, Mahler and early Debussy and Poulenc. Her continual anxiety and apologies for her frayed voice. The songs she chose of VT's are about the only right thing for her to come out of retirement for... I felt tears rise... She sounded, not too long ago, so beautiful...

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 181. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437559249055 accessed: 1 July, 2022

location of experience: New York City

Listeners

Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]
1923-

Listening to

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music by Thomson
written by Virgil Thomson
performed by Ned Rorem, Phyllis Curtin
music by Poulenc
written by Francis Poulenc
performed by Ned Rorem, Phyllis Curtin
music by Debussy
written by Claude Debussy
performed by Ned Rorem, Phyllis Curtin
Music by Mahler
written by Gustav Mahler
performed by Ned Rorem, Phyllis Curtin

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 November, 1989
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:00:49 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:26:05 +0000