Mrs Smith et al. in New York - 30 September, 1972

from The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972, page 410:

Last night in precisely three hours they recorded Ariel. The trio of performers worked as one, or rather, their separate tentacles curled from a single psychotic jellyfish, if that makes sense. Phyllis Curtin sang's Plath's words with the urgency of the poet making them up; Joseph Rabbai's clarinet was disturbingly right, like a jester skirting the already devious meaning of a mad ruler's statement; and Ryan Edwards' pianism bound firmly the strands of these solo voices. I monitored with Horace Grenell, having little to say (players get the point without our saying anything, or don't get …   more >>

cite as

The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972 (San Francisco, ), p. 410. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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written by Ned Rorem
performed by Joseph Rabbai, Ryan Edwards, Phyllis Curtin

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1972
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Tue, 20 Jan 2015 21:06:07 +0000
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:03:05 +0000