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Tuesday, April 22

  An Hour With Ned Rorem 

"People who've read my writing have usually never heard my music, and vice versa..." says Ned Rorem, one of America's greatest composers, and author of fifteen volumes of published diaries. "These two parallel, schizophrenic people never quite meet," he continues, "they're both inside of me, as answers to two different needs."

An Hour With Ned Rorem, the result of several long, recorded conversations between Sara Fishko and Mr. Rorem, will feature Rorem's eccentric, often dogmatic ideas, illustrated by excerpts from his, and others', music and writing. Rorem's views on Sondheim, Streisand, Piaf, Poulenc the Beatles and Beethoven never fail to amuse.

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Music master list for
"An Hour With Ned Rorem"

1)Rorem: 11 Studies for 11 Players, (Allegretto)
Various chamber players
New World, 80445

2) John Alden Carpenter, Skyscrapers
Kenneth Klein cond. London Symph. Orch
EMI 49263

3) Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot Lunaire
Simon Rattle cond. Nash Ensemble
Chandos 6534

4) Rorem, 1st of 3 barcarolles
Leon Fleischer, piano
Philips 456775

5) Rorem Dance Suite (Overture)
Goldina/Loumbrozo, pianists
Phoenix USA PHCD138

6) Leonard Bernstein, Clarinet Sonata
Stoltzman, clarinet/Vallecillo, piano
RCA Victor 09026-62685

7) Rorem, Violin Concerto
Kremer, violin/Bernstein cond. NY Phil
DG 429 231

8) Virgil Thomson, Five Ladies for Violin and Piano
Leventhal, violin/Tomassini, piano
NorthEastern NR240-CD

9) Rorem, 11 Studies for 11 Players (Fugato)
See #1

10) Rorem, Early in the Morning (Poem by Rober Hillyer)
Donald Gramm, Rorem at the piano
Columbia LP MS 6561

11) Rorem, Spring and Fall (Poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins)
Gramm/Rorem, as above

12) Rorem, O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (Whitman)
Regina Sarfaty/Rorem, as above

13) Rorem, Spring (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
Phyllis Curtin/Rorem, as above

14) Rorem, To You (Walt Whitman)
Gramm/Rorem, as above

15) Break: Rorem, 6 Variations for 2 Pianos
Clinton/Narboni, pianists
Vanguard, SVC 106

16) Rorem, String Quartet
Emerson String Quartet
DG 289 453 506

17) The Beatles, 3 songs from Beatles Anthology, Capitol/EMI

18) Rorem, Piano Concerto for Left Hand and Orchestra
Graffman, piano/Previn cond. Curtis Orchestra
New World Records 80445 (CD)

19) Claude Debussy, Beau Soir
From 'Classical Barbra,' Barbra Streisand
with Ogerman cond. Columbia Sym. Orch
Columbia LP 33452

20) Edith Piaf, L'escale
from 'La Vie en Rose'
Replay Music RMCD 4103

21) Rorem, Evidence of Things Not Seen (Hymn for Evening)
NY Festival of Song
New World 80575

22) Rorem, Early in the Morning
Susan Graham/ Malcolm Martineau
Erato 80222

23) Closing, same as # 1

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