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
Works by Ned Rorem include:
Lions (A Dream) (1963) for jazz group and orchestra
Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra (1993)
String Quartet No.4 (1995)
Our Town (2005) Opera
October 23, 2023 marks Ned Rorem’s 100th year. Learn more about Rorem's centennial with our Ned Rorem at 100 brochure.
"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