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Rorem, Ned 1923-

Works: 1,691 works in 3,670 publications in 3 languages and 55,029 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  Musical settings  Songs  Scores  Art music  Symphonies  Orchestral music 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Performer, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Narrator, Speaker, Dedicator, Lyricist, Conductor
Classifications: ML410.R693, B
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Most widely held works by Ned Rorem
Settling the score : essays on music by Ned Rorem( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ned Rorem explores the state of contemporary classical music in a magnificent collection of personally selected essays and critiques of masterworks, lesser works, and their legendary creators Pulitzer Prize-winner Ned Rorem's musical compositions are considered some of the finest produced in the past century. His literary works have been hailed as?scintillating? (Time magazine) and?extraordinary? (The Washington Post). Rorem's remarkable twin talents are brilliantly intertwined in Settling the Score, a masterful collection of essays on music, composers, and the state of the art. Selected by Rorem himself, these enthralling and provocative pieces examine the works of the great and (in the author's lively, unabashed opinion) the not-so-great masters of twentieth-century classical music--Debussy, Ravel, Copland, Gershwin, Barber, Cage, Bernstein, Britten, Stravinsky, and others. With keen precision, he dissects the so-called serious music of our time while predicting where the form is bound in the future. Never lacking in intelligence or wit, each essay in Settling the Score sings in a voice that is clear and true
Critical affairs : a composer's journal by Ned Rorem( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects a selection of Rorem's essays and articles, among them Against Rock, Julius Katchen 1926-1969, The Avant-Garde as Demode, Ladies' Music, Around Satie's Socrate, Critics Criticized and Bill [William] Flanagan 1923-1969
Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem( Recording )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music critic Tim Page interviews American composer Ned Rorem. Ned Rorem talks about his career as a composer and a writer. Being one of America's most renowned and prolific composers of art song, he speaks about the difference between writing music for singers and for song recitals, and between classical and popular music. He talks about his popularity as a songwriter although 80% of his work, including the piece that won the Pulitzer Prize, is non-vocal. He comments on poetry that inspires him to write songs, combining literature and music. He talks in detail about the process of composing songs based on various poems. He also discusses his diary (Paris diary), and describes himself as a musician who writes rather than a writer who composes. At the end of the interview Rorem gives advice to young composers. During the interview selections from some of his early songs and instrumental work Water music (1966) are played
The difficulty of being by Jean Cocteau( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences by one of the seminal figures in 20th century literature and art, including sketches of Proust, Picasso, Gide and Nijinsky
Music and people by Ned Rorem( Book )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Portuguese and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publ. musical compositions by Ned Rorem p. 235-242
Pure contraption : a composer's essays by Ned Rorem( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three symphonies by Ned Rorem( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other entertainment : collected pieces by Ned Rorem( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a musician who is also a writer, Ned Rorem claims that some years ago the IRS, at a loss as to how to pigeonhole him for their purposes, settled on the designation of "Other Entertainment" when noting the source of his livelihood. Thus the title of this fourteenth book by a composer who has been universally acclaimed for his prose, and a writer who has won a Pulitzer Prize for his music. He goes beyond music in this collection, however, reaching in some instances even beyond "entertainment." These essays examine in depth such contrasting human subjects as Billie Holiday and Arnold Schoenberg, Lillian Hellman and Kazuo Ishiguro, Benjamin Britten and Josephine Baker, Noel Coward and Marguerite Duras, Joe Orton and Jean Cocteau. And in addition to the reviews, profiles, tributes, and even obituaries, there are dialogues with critic John Simon and with physician Lawrence Mass that center on homosexuality, as it obtains both in the arts and in general conversation. Two pieces about new American opera, and one on the old chestnut Carmen, demonstrate yet again Ned Rorem's informed wit on a subject near to his heart. Even nearer his heart are portraits of cherished colleagues Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Virgil Thomson, plus snapshots of still more friends and idols, from Debussy, Ravel, and Sarah Orne Jewett to Myrna Loy, Libby Holman, and Jane Bowles. Finally Rorem paints very personal and impressionistic landscapes of the artists' colony Yaddo, of Carnegie Hall, and of Nantucket island
Selected songs by Ned Rorem( )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music from inside out by Ned Rorem( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String symphony ; Sunday morning ; Eagles by Ned Rorem( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 collected songs by Ned Rorem( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem( Recording )

18 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of summer ; Book of hours ; Bright music by Ned Rorem( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 songs on American poetry : voice and piano by Ned Rorem( )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Ned Rorem reader by Ned Rorem( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 sensibilities."--Jacket
Songs of Samuel Barber and Ned Rorem by Samuel Barber( Recording )

2 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than a day : music of Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of love and the rain by Ned Rorem( )

17 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter pages ; Bright music by Ned Rorem( Recording )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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50 collected songsA Ned Rorem readerLies : a diary, 1986-1999The later diaries of Ned Rorem, 1961-1972The Paris diary and the New York diary, 1951-1961Facing the night : a diary (1999-2005) and musical writingsWings of friendship : selected letters, 1944-2003
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