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Ned Rorem, composer and writer who outed famous musicians in his published prose, dead at 99

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FILE – American composer Ned Rorem at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia in 2003. Known for his vast output of compositions and scandalous prose, died Friday at 99. (AP Photo/Jessica Griffin, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Ned Rorem, the prolific Pulitzer- and Grammy-winning musician known for his vast output of compositions and for his barbed and sometimes scandalous prose, died Friday at 99.

The news was confirmed by a publicist for his longtime music publisher, Boosey & Hawkes, who said he died of natural causes at his home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Rorem produced a thousand-work catalog ranging from symphonies and operas to solo instrumental, chamber and vocal music, in addition to 16 books.

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