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Rorem, Ned 1923-

Works: 1,503 works in 3,400 publications in 4 languages and 53,398 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  Scores  Musical settings  Art music  Songs  Symphonies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Performer, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction, Commentator, Lyricist, Speaker, Narrator, Dedicator
Classifications: ML410.R693, B
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Most widely held works by Ned Rorem
The difficulty of being by Jean Cocteau( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 640 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
Settling the score : essays on music by Ned Rorem( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 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 creatorsPulitzer 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
Music and people by Ned Rorem( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Portuguese and held by 627 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 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem( Recording )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three symphonies by Ned Rorem( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical affairs : a composer's journal by Ned Rorem( Book )

9 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 529 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
Music from inside out by Ned Rorem( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected songs by Ned Rorem( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of love and the rain ; [song cycle (1962-63)] Second piano sonata (1949) by Ned Rorem( Recording )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 collected songs by Ned Rorem( )

19 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Ned Rorem reader by Ned Rorem( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 409 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
Other entertainment : collected pieces by Ned Rorem( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 375 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
The Auden poems : for voice, violin, cello and piano by Ned Rorem( )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris diary of Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Setting the tone : essays and a diary by Ned Rorem( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sterling collection of essays, commentary, reviews, and personal recollections on art, love, and the musical life, from Ned Rorem, award-winning composer and author extraordinaire Ned Rorem, the acclaimed American composer and writer, displays his incisive, sometimes outrageous genius for artistic critique and social commentary with a grand flourish in this engaging collection of essays and diary entries. Fearlessly offering opinions on a wealth of subjects--from the lives of the famous and infamous to popular culture to the state of contemporary art--Rorem proves once again that he is an artist who tells unforgettable stories not only through music, but with a pen, as well. Setting the Tone gathers together essays and commentary previously published elsewhere and combines them with pages from Rorem's ongoing diary, offering readers a vivid and enlightening view of Rorem's world along with an honest portrait of the author himself. Whether he's lambasting critics and former friends and acquaintances, vivisecting opera, or presenting his views on theater, film, books, or composers and their music, Rorem is ingenious, incorrigible, and madly entertaining
The Paris and New York diaries of Ned Rorem, 1951-1961 by Ned Rorem( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboekaantekeningen van de Amerikaanse componist
Knowing when to stop : a memoir by Ned Rorem( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling, poignant, and bold memoir of the early years and accomplishments--both musical and sexual--of renowned contemporary composer Ned Rorem Ned Rorem, arguably the greatest composer of art songs that America has produced in more than a hundred years, is also revered as a diarist and essayist whose unexpurgated writings are at once enthralling, enlightening, and provocative. In Knowing When to Stop, one of the most creative American artists of our time offers readers a colorful narrative of his first twenty-seven years, expertly unraveling the intriguing conundrum of who he truly is and how he came to be that way. As the author himself writes,?A memoir is not a diary. Diaries are written in the heat of battle, memoirs in the repose of retrospect.? But careful thought and consideration have not dulled the sharp point of Rorem's pen as he writes openly of his life and loves, his missteps and triumphs, and offers frank and fascinating portraits of the luminaries in his circle: Aaron Copland, Truman Capote, Jean Cocteau, Martha Graham, Igor Stravinsky, Billie Holliday, Paul Bowles, and Alfred C. Kinsey, to name a few. The result is an early life story that is riveting, moving, and intimate--a magnificent self-portrait of one of the great minds of this age
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A Ned Rorem readerOther entertainment : collected piecesThe Paris and New York diaries of Ned Rorem, 1951-1961Knowing when to stop : a memoirLies : a diary, 1986-1999The Paris and New York diaries of Ned Rorem, 1951-1961The later diaries of Ned Rorem, 1961-1972