Ned Rorem in New York City - 6 February, 1991

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 207:

The Beaux Arts Trio, for whom Spring Music was written as a gift from Carnegie Hall, have had the music for close to a year without giving a sign of its receipt, much less of whether they like it. Since the premiere is tomorrow, I swallowed my pride last week and phoned the Trio. It hadn't occured to them that the composer might want to hear it. Rehearsal yesterday.

Spring Music lasts 31 1/2 minutes - seven minutes longer than I'd projected - and I'm glad: Its imminent public failure will carry more weight. 

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 207. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

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Spring Music
written by Ned Rorem
performed by Beaux Arts Trio

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 February, 1991
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:49:25 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:38:14 +0000