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Ned Rorem

Ned Rorem was born on October 23, 1923 in Richmond, Indiana, USA. He is a composer, known for Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (1994), Jack Mitchell: My Life Is Black and White (2006) and For the Whales (1989). See full bio »

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Known For

Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider
For the Whales
For the Whales Composer
Nuit américaine
Nuit américaine Composer


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 2005 Nuit américaine (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Ned Rorem: Word & Music (Documentary)
 1989 For the Whales (TV Movie documentary)
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 2016 Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (Documentary) (the producers wish to thank)
 2008 Flicker (Documentary) (special thanks)
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 2006 Jack Mitchell: My Life Is Black and White (Documentary)
 2005 Great Conversations in Music (TV Series)
 2001 Sleep in a Nest of Flames (Documentary)
 1994 Paul Bowles: The Complete Outsider (Documentary)
Himself - Composer

Personal Details

Other Works:

"Music from Inside Out," by Ned Rorem. New York: George Braziller. 1967 See more »

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1 Article | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Music doesn't mean anything literally: people hear what you tell them to hear. If you took 'La Mer' of Debussy and told a listener who had never heard of it, 'This represents three times of day in the city of Paris - the morning in the slaughter-houses, noon at the market, and evening at the cafes of Montmartre', your listener will hear that forever more, and he will never hear the sea. See more »


He won the Pulitzer award in 1976 for his suite Air Music. See more »

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