Ned Rorem in New York - 31 January, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 449:

While watching last night the successfully dreamlike (though less successfully dreamlike that two years ago) decors of David Hockney for Rossignol, I of course listened to the beautiful, but finally unsuccessful, music and thought how one thing leads to another, no escape. Elsewhere I've pointed out whence Stravinsky swiped the introductory material. But I hadn't before realised that Honegger's Pastorale d'été was swiped from the Fisherman's famous plainte in Rossignol, with its suave blues and fluted filigree.

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 449. accessed: 17 June, 2024

location of experience: New York


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

Listening to

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Le Chant du Rossignol
written by Igor Stravinksy

Experience Information

Date/Time 31 January, 1984
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:53:51 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:48:54 +0000