Ned Rorem - 1 September, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 134:

Scotch ballads are supposed to be as pentatonic as Chinese ballads. But in the wee hours I awoke to realise that you can play the American ballad My Blue Heaven all on the black keys. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 134. accessed: 23 July, 2024


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

Listening to

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My Blue Heaven
written by Walter Donaldson
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 September, 1988
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 23:38:30 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:29:44 +0000