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.
Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 207. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437634165337 accessed: 29 November, 2023
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written by Ned Rorem
|performed by Beaux Arts Trio|
|Date/Time||6 February, 1991|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|