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• "The world's best composer of art songs" —Time Magazine
• Received the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his orchestral suite Air Music
• Had championed tonality throughout his career in his lyrical yet forthright music
• His output spanned nearly every musical medium, plus sixteen books
• 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

> Explore Ned Rorem and his music in our comprehensive brochure.

Looking Ahead: Curtis Institute of Music presents a tribute to Ned Rorem (Apr 2)

"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

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