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Title
Dance Critics Conference: Music for dance panel,1978
Names
Dance Critics Association (U.S.)
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996
Kamen, Michael
Richter, Marga
Dennis, Robert, 1933-
Diether, Jack
Collection

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1978
Date Captured: 1978-01-07
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTO 5-487
Topics
Gould, Morton, 1913-1996
Kamen, Michael
Richter, Marga
Dennis, Robert, 1933-
Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Birds of America (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Music and dance
Group work in art
Artistic collaboration
Dance critics
Genres
Interviews (Sound recordings)
spoken word
Sound recordings
Notes
Dance Critics Conference: Music for dance panel; recorded on January 7, 1978 at the Piccadilly Hotel, New York (N.Y.). Panelists: Jack Diether (moderator), Robert Dennis, Morton Gould, Marga Richter, and Michael Kamen. In the latter part of the recording (streaming audio file 2), the panelists respond to questions from the audience.
Sound quality is good overall. The recording is marred by "tape hiss," but the speakers' voices are easily intelligible. The questions from the audience are not as easily intelligible.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded at the Picadilly Hotel 1978 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The processing and cataloging of this recording was made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The support of the National Endowment for the Arts is also gratefully acknowledged.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming audio files (approximately one hour and 38 minutes):digital
Description
Streaming audio file 1 (approximately 52 minutes). [Ambient noise and announcements.] Jack Diether, moderator, introduces the panelists: Robert Dennis, Morton Gould, Marga Richter, and Michael Kamen; Robert Dennis speaks about his work as composer for the Pilobolus Dance Theatre; Morton Gould speaks about his the fact that his work is often used by choreographers without his knowledge; he also speaks about working with ballet choreographers including Agnes de Mille, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Eliot Feld; Marga Richter speaks about the positive and negative aspects of composing for dance including an anecdote about her experience with a dance critic; Michael Kamen speaks about composing for ballet; the panelists (Richter followed by Gould) speak further about the collaborative process [ends abruptly but continues on streaming audio file 2].Streaming audio file 2 (approximately 46 minutes). Morton Gould continues to speak about composing for choreographers including the unauthorized use of his music and non-payment of royalties; discussion of copyright including anecdotes about, and personal experiences with, copyright violations and royalties; the happy instances when a composition written for a dance gains a new life as an independent concert piece; discussion of the use of a composition commissioned by one dance company for a new work by a different dance company; the perennial battle between dancers and the musicians over tempo; discussion of Michel Fokine's marked slowing of the tempo of the Chopin music to which he choreographed Les sylphides; dance critics' tendency not to mention the music; composing for abstract ballets as compared to composing for story ballets; Gould speaks about his [uncompleted] work Audubon, composed for George Balanchine's unrealized ballet [Birds of America; also known as Audubon]; Gould speaks about the dance critic's role in giving recognition to the composer [ends abruptly].
Type of Resource
Sound recording-nonmusical
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 78945847
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118352
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dd303570-216f-0136-4bf0-0db6bb5f0721
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1978: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Critics Conference: Music for dance panel,1978" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1978. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/01b16b10-3ba4-0134-5c42-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance Critics Conference: Music for dance panel,1978" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 24, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/01b16b10-3ba4-0134-5c42-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1978). Dance Critics Conference: Music for dance panel,1978 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/01b16b10-3ba4-0134-5c42-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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Dance Critics Conference: Music for dance panel,1978