Ned Rorem

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Composer Ned Rorem is being celebrated this fall as his 90th birthday approaches. WNYC’s Sara Fishko marks the occasion in this edition of Fishko Files…









Upcoming Ned Rorem related events in the New York City Area

  • Ned is Ninety at the New York Festival of Song
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8 PM


And a new CD: On the occasion of  Rorem's 90th birthday, Naxos will release the recording of his collections, Piano Album I and Six Friends, performed by American pianist Carolyn Enger. For more information, visit Naxos' website.


For more on Rorem, listen to Sara Fishko's special: "An Hour with Ned Rorem"



WNYC Production Credits
Associate Producer
: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer
: Wayne Shulmister
WNYC Newsroom Editor:
 Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko
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Comments [1]

Les from Miami, Florida

Mr. Rorem said he was more comfortable writing in long forms now than he was. If that be the case, it doesn't take away from the fluency, lyricism and beauty of his Third Symphony dating from 1958 that I'm listening to now by way of the Utah Symphony recording conducted by Maurice Abravanel. It's fresh and vital every time. I'd love to hear a recording of "After Long Silence" he composed for the New World Festival of the Arts held in Miami in the 1980's "dedicated to the people of Dade County, Florida". The work is for Voice, Oboe and Strings. The poets chosen are Yeats, Herbert, Carew, Burns, Elizabeth I, Hardy, Blake, Dowson and Dickenson. Many thanks, Mr. Rorem, and many happy returns.

Oct. 18 2013 09:53 AM

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