A Ned Rorem Reader

A Ned Rorem Reader Composer and writer Ned Rorem is both a gifted memoirist and one of our most acid cultural commentators In this collection he muses on his own past reflects on music those who write it and those who

  • Title: A Ned Rorem Reader
  • Author: Ned Rorem
  • ISBN: 9780879109998
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Composer and writer, Ned Rorem is both a gifted memoirist and one of our most acid cultural commentators In this collection he muses on his own past reflects on music, those who write it and those who perform it and remembers such iconic figures as Martha Graham, Frank O Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams As always, his writing glistens with witComposer and writer, Ned Rorem is both a gifted memoirist and one of our most acid cultural commentators In this collection he muses on his own past reflects on music, those who write it and those who perform it and remembers such iconic figures as Martha Graham, Frank O Hara, Allen Ginsberg, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams As always, his writing glistens with wit, polish and total candor.

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    1. I guess I'm done with this. I bought it in December and have been nibbling on it ever since. I opened it recently and realized there's nothing in it I haven't read. Rorem is a first-rate composer, but much of his renown rests on his exhibitionistic diaries and bitchy music reviews. Some of his stuff can be thin, a little jejune, a little slack, but his musical writings are brilliant. He explains that Virgil Thomson, who set the tone for many other 20th American composers, filtered homespun melod [...]

    2. Ned Rorem is (was?) a twentieth century raconteur and music composer, a guy who rubbed elbows (and apparently a bit more than that) with many famous and near-famous cultural figures. His memoir is a feast, something you read while curled up in a chair with a cup of filthy jasmine tea. In the hands of a lesser writer, this kind of thing would amount to little more than narcissistic grandstanding. But Rorem's insights are keen and his prose is somehow lyrical and muscular at the same time. You don [...]

    3. P. 221… the brainwashed public alerted to disrespect what it might understand or like. P. 259Quoting Julian Green: "If I do bring a message, then I'm like a messenger so is unable to read and whose message is incomprehensible to himself; I rather like a stenographer who cannot really reread his work because he only knows how to write."P. 260And he often said too – quoting Pascal quoting God – "You wouldn't seek me if you hadn't already found me."

    4. "To live is to improvise variations on our own theme," writes composer and author Ned Rorem, "yet those improvisations are not random but (unbeknownst to us at the moment) formal and collective" speaks to me. I suggest A Ned Rorem Reader, Foreward by J. D. McClatchy to those who love exquisite literature and music.

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