Ned Rorem in Carnegie Hall - 18 April, 1959

from The New York Diary: New York, Saratoga, Buffalo 1959-60, pages 368-9:

For the record it should be mentioned that last spring two of my symphonies were played in New York within a fortnight of each other. Lenny Bernstein conducted gorgeously the world premiere of the Third Symphony with his Philharmonic in April. It was the best performance of anything I've ever had anywhere: from that score of two million flytracks Lenny brought forth sounds I'd not known I'd placed there. Jay Harrison later wrote that the piece was all about being young and loving it; actually it was composed as a five-movement lament for Claude. The juxtaposition of interpretations is less …   more >>
cite as

Ned Rorem, The New York Diary: New York, Saratoga, Buffalo 1959-60. In The Paris Diary and The New York Diary 1951-1961 (New York, 1998), p. 368-9. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Carnegie Hall


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

Listening to

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symphony no. 2 (Titans)
written by William Russo
performed by Leonard Bernstein, Maynard Ferguson, New York Philharmonic
symphony no. 3
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 April, 1959
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:33 +0100