Ned Rorem has been called by Time magazine "the world's best composer of art songs" * Received the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his orchestral suite Air Music * Has championed tonality throughout his career in his lyrical yet forthright music * His output spans nearly every musical medium, plus sixteen books * 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
Looking Ahead: The composer celebrates his 90th birthday this year, and performers and institutions around the world are set to pay tribute to "the world’s best composer of art songs" (Time Magazine). Highlights of the many concerts in his honor include the world premiere of How Like A Winter for mezzo-soprano, double bass, and piano.
"I conceive all music…vocally. Whatever my music is written for—tuba, tambourine, tubular bells—it is always the singer within me crying to get out." — Ned Rorem