Ned Rorem in Rockefeller University - 26 April, 1984

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, page 489:

The memorial concert for Donald Gramm as mournful, not because it was a memorial, but because the audience in the oddly shaped much acoustically happy hall at Rockefeller University wasn't that aware of the fact of Donald. What's more, my smarmy little speech about his infinite variety was, I realize now, in contradiction to the Debussyan had of the program, since Donald never did Debussy songs. Hilda and Will sang nicely, however.
cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 489. accessed: 1 April, 2023

location of experience: Rockefeller University


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

Listening to

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music by Debussy
written by Claude Debussy

Experience Information

Date/Time 26 April, 1984
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:15:06 +0100
Approved on Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:13:05 +0000