James Holmes et al. in New York City - 23 November, 1992
from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 233:
The Tucker concert last night, with RR & JH.
The pectavel last night - a chorus of 220 onstage and an orchestra of 100, plus a dozen second-string soloists, mostly American, who sang operatic blockbusters in every language except English - had nothing of song, everything of selling.
When Paul Groves and Craig Rutenberg emerged to present my 4-minutes setting of Auden's "Their Lonely Betters" (not an aris, not a pop tune - a song), over there in the corner on a near-hidden piano, the audience didn't know what to do, and neither did I when I took a bow.
Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 233. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437642237202 accessed: 9 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
Their Lonely Betters
written by Ned Rorem
|performed by Paul Groves, Craig Rutenberg|
|Date/Time||23 November, 1992|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|