Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, United States, located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street, two blocks south of Central Park. Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music.
Quotes about Carnegie Hall
"It spreads,'" the campaign-carried on
by long-distance telephone,
with "Saint Diogenes
At the fifty-ninth minute
of the eleventh hour, a rescuer
makes room for Mr. Carnegie's
music hall, which by degrees
our music stronghold
(accented on the "ne," as
perhaps you don't have to be told).
With Andrew C. and Mr. R..,
"our spearhead, Mr. Star"-
in music, Stern
has grown forensic,
and by civic piety
has saved our city panic;
rescuer of a music hall
menaced by the "cannibal
of real estate" - bulldozing potentate,
land-grabber, the human crab
left cowering like a neonate.
As Venice "in defense of children"
has forbidden for the citizen,
by "a tradition of
dress too strangely shaped or scant,"
posterity may impute error
to our demolishers of glory. Jean Cocteau's "Preface
to the Past" contains the phrase
"When very young my dream
was of pure glory."
Must he say "was" of his "light
dream," which confirms our glittering story?
They need their old brown home. Cellist,
used to unmusical
massive masonry-have found
reasons to return. Fantasias
of praise and rushings to the front
dog the performer. We hunt
you down, Saint Diogenes
are thanking you for glittering,
for rushing to the rescue
as if you'd heard yourself performing.
- Marianne Moore, "Carnegie Hall: Rescued"