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Ned Rorem (born October 23, 1923) is a noted American composer and diarist. He is most well-known and praised for his song settings.

He was born in Richmond, Indiana and received his early education in Chicago at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, the American Conservatory and then Northwestern University. Later, Rorem moved on to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and finally the Juilliard School in New York City.

During the time he lived in Morocco and Paris (1949-57), his… read more

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  • Syrupy symphonies,pretentious schmaltz>superfluous!
  • Some Messiaen-like moments in the Left Hand Piano Concerto.
  • Specimen Days should also be thoroughly enjoyed.
  • His second piano concerto - truly exquisite. Please don't miss it.
  • Who's responsible for these unhelpful tags? Why not help people out by referencing his music rather than sexual orientation. You screw the whole system this way.

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