Ned Rorem as a twentieth century song composer.
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Ned Rorem as a twentieth century song composer. by William Sills Wright North

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Published in Urbana, Ill .
Written in English


  • Rorem, Ned, -- 1923-

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 244 leaves.
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19350376M

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Ned Rorem (born Octo ) is a Pulitzer prize-winning American composer and diarist. He is best known and most praised for his song settings. Rorem was born in Richmond, Indiana and received his early education in Chicago at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, the American Conservatory of Music and then Northwestern University/5. Rorem was the second of two children of Clarence Rufus Rorem, one of the founders of the Blue Cross, and Gladys Miller Rorem, a peace activist. The family soon moved to Chicago, where Rorem began studying piano and where he heard live such famous performers as Josef Hofmann, Sergey Rachmaninov, and the Ballets Russes. Ned Rorem's name deserves to be included in the short list of America's greatest composers, and frequently is. Yet, he and his music also, frequently and deservedly, stand alone in the twentieth century landscape and in the history of American music itself.   (Boosey & Hawkes Voice). One of the most prolific and respected of American art song composers, Ned Rorem is finally represented in a substantial, representative collection, which includes six songs never before published (in boldface in the contents list), /5(4).

Composer Ned Rorem is one of the few visionaries who stuck to his guns (so to speak) and wrote tonal music throughout the turbulent period of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Besides all the sound ideas (pun intended), he also penned volumes of prose observations about all . Ned Rorem. K likes. This official Ned Rorem Facebook page is operated by colleagues at Boosey & Hawkes. Follow us on Twitter:@Boosey_NewYork @Boosey_London @Boosey_BerlinFollowers: K. Decades ago, Time magazine called Ned Rorem (b. ) "the world's best composer of art songs," and few have challenged that judgment since. Although he has written exceptionally fine orchestral music, his songs and choral pieces seem destined to remain his best-known legacy, in part because they are so performer-friendly.4/5(7). Find Ned Rorem composition information on AllMusic. Rorem is a key American composer of art song in addition to making substantial contributions to all classical music genres except electronics.

Ned Rorem (born ) was widely regarded as the leading American composer of art songs. He was also well known as a diarist and essayist. Rorem wrote about songs for solo voice with piano accompaniment (including 17 song cycles), of which over .   Ned Rorem, composer and writer, is both a gifted memoirist and one of our most acerbic cultural commentators. This anthology of his musings on music, people, and life surveys the full range of his literary achievement and reflects the evolution of his first part of Author: Ned Rorem.   Ned Rorem is one of the most accomplished and prolific composers of art songs in the world. Drawing on a wide range of poetry and prose as inspiration, his sources have included works by Walt Whitman, W. H. Auden, Paul Goodman, Frank O’Hara, Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, and Paul : Ned Rorem. The Selected Writings of John Duke | John Duke is a towering figure in twentieth century song composition; one who composer Ned Rorem calls "the master of the medium." The opportunity to view the opinions and attitudes of this exemplary composer in his own words is now available in The Selected Writings of John Duke.