Ned Rorem in Saranac Lake - 19 July, 1981

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 325:

The program of my mostly choral music last night sounded balanced: Three Motets, Water Music, Give All To Love (world premiere of this two-part chorus and piano affair, on Emerson verses, sung with the antiphonal choreography of which Gregg's so fond), Hearing (the four-voices and nine-instruments version), and finally Letters from Paris of which the fourth movement brought tears to my eyes, now so much for the beauty of the music as for the aptness of Janet's text about the funeral of Colette, which could as easily been her own, with its picture…   more >>

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 325. accessed: 27 May, 2024

location of experience: Saranac Lake


Ned Rorem
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Experience Information

Date/Time 19 July, 1981
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:45:14 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:12:47 +0000