Ned Rorem

Today is the 90th birthday of the American composer Ned Rorem. Ned Rorem has been called by Time magazine « the world’s best composer of art songs ». He received the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his orchestral suite ‘Air Music’. Rorem has championed tonality throughout his career in his lyrical yet forthright music. His output spans nearly every musical medium. His recent chamber works have been toured or recorded by the Guarneri String Quartet, the Emerson String Quartet and the Beaux Arts Trio, among others. Vocal works have been performed and recorded by leading artists including Susan Graham, Brian Azawa, Judy Collins, and Carole Farley

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