Ned Rorem in New York City - 17 February, 1994

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 243:

The stillness in the heart of New York. Last night I played through the unbearably gorgeous 5th movement of Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, the Louange à l'éternité de Jésus, the slowest piece ever concieved, and relived my first experience of this music.

cite as

Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 243. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: New York City


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

Listening to

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Quartet for the End of Time
written by Olivier Messiaen
performed by Ned Rorem

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 February, 1994
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:28:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:39:53 +0000