Ned Rorem in San Francisco - 18 May, 1966

from 1966, page 178:

I paused at the concert hall where three girls were rehearsing Debussy's Trio Sonata, the coolest of medicines. Listening, it became clear that we are supposed to die. That fact, which everyone accepts, made sense for the first time. Three weeks ago. Today I'm ever more aware of decay, of the ultimate disappearance of these words too, my music, the planet, you.
cite as

Ned Rorem, 1966. In The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 178. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1420833270493 accessed: 1 December, 2021

location of experience: San Francisco

Listeners

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

Listening to

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Sonata for flute, viola and harp
written by Claude Debussy
performed by unspecified students

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 May, 1966
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:54:30 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 11:53:25 +0000