Ned Rorem in Carnegie Hall - 12 September, 1987

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 101:

Between 1959 and 1961, acting on the premise that the simple Art Song might still prove vital in a period (this is apparent in retrospect) of highest instrumental complexity, we launched a successful series in Carnegie Recital Hall called "Music for the Voice by Americans". The common current practice of composers presenting themselves as starts was then unprecedented. We had guest stars, too, notably Copland and Thomson, accompanying their own songs...
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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 101. accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Carnegie Hall


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

Listening to

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music by Aaron Copland
written by Aaron Copland
performed by Aaron Copland
music by Virgil Thomson
written by Virgil Thomson
performed by Virgil Thomson

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 September, 1987
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 09 Jul 2015 16:25:28 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:08:45 +0000