Ned Rorem et al. in New York

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 353:

This evening in a blizzard (robins are freezing) Chuck and I trudged to John Corigliano's to hear a tape of his fabulous Flute Concerto. Fabulous is the word: it's all about the Pied Pipe, and in one anarchic scene wherein rats, trillions of them, are pyramided upon each other, John has concocted sonorities of such vigorous transparency that even as one shivers in horror one admires his m├ętier.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 353. accessed: 22 July, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Pied Piper Fantasy
written by John Corigliano
performed by James Galway

Experience Information

Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:27:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:53:47 +0000