Philippe Entremont et al. in Venice - September, 1954

from The Paris Diary: Hyères and Italy 1954 and 1955, page 162:

Played the record of my piano concerto for young Philippe Entremont, George's protégé.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Paris Diary: Hyères and Italy 1954 and 1955. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 162. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Venice


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

Listening to

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piano concerto
written by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1954
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


It's not clear which of Rorem's two piano concertos he refers to here. The first concerto was withdrawn, see Grove 6. According to the Naxos CD8.559315, their 2007 release is the first commercial recording of Rorem's second piano concerto. Therefore, it is likely that the 'record' played to Entremont may have been Rorem's own private recording of the second concerto's Paris première of May 1954, with Julius Katchen, and the Orchestre de la Radiodiffusion Française conducted by Jean Giardino.

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:50:00 +0100