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NPR 2002 interview with NR

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Academy of American Poets Discussion with John Ashbery, Ned Rorem and June LeBell

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Rorem on Rorem
October 13, 2008, Pipedreams, an American Public Media radio program featuring organ music.

"We celebrate composer Ned Rorem with performances of his music in anticipation of his 85th birthday." Click here to listen>
WNYC Public Radio
WNYC Live from Carnegie Hall, May 11, 2009; '11 Songs For Susan'; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with Susan Graham; interviews with NR and Susan Graham at intermission; also Haydn, Ravel, Stravinsky.
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WfIU Public Radio
Our Town: Ned Rorem Interview
Our Town: J.D. McClatchy Interview
Art of the States
Piano Concerto in Six Movements (1969)
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Ode to Gravity: Interview with Ned Rorem (1987)

Ned Rorem reflects on his work and being an American composer in this re-broadcast of an Ode to Gravity program from November 16, 1987. Interviewers Charles Amirkhanian and Charlotte Observer critic and singer Fleur Paysour refer to Rorem's writings in The Nantucket Diary and The Paris Diary to discuss various topics, from setting poems and the decline of the art song to gender and race politics in music. Rorem gives his opinion of a number of 20th century poets and composers, and registers his distaste for "specialization" in American composition. He also shares anecdotes about his creative process. Listen free