Interview with Christoph Eschenbach, 1976

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Interview with Christoph Eschenbach, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Eschenbach, Christoph (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-09-20
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-635 Side B
Seymour, Lynn, 1939-
Eschenbach, Christoph
Neumeier, John, 1942-
Adagio, Hammerklavier (Choreographic work : Manen)
Meyerbeer/Schumann (Choreographic work : Neumeier)
Music and dance
Radio programs
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, September 20 New York (N.Y.)
Funding: The conservation 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: 1 audiocassette (approximately 1 hr.)
Sound quality is very good.
Interview with Christoph Eschenbach conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on September 20, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance. Streaming audio file (approximately one hour). [Begins abruptly.] John Gruen, as host, introduces his guest, the concert pianist Christoph Eschenbach; Christoph Eschenbach and Gruen speak about Eschenbach's love of ballet even as a teenager; his first and subsequent meetings with John Neumeier; Neumeier's ballet Meyerbeer/Schumann including the incongruity of pairing these two composers and Eschenbach's participation in this work [a recording of music, three of the Kinderszenen by Robert Schumann, is played] Eschenbach speaks about what it was like to perform on stage with the dancers [a recording of four more Kinderszenen is played]; Gruen and Eschenbach speak about Hans van Mannen's ballet Adagio, Hammerklavier, which uses a recording of Eschenbach performing Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano sonata, op. 106, the "Hammerklavier sonata"; John Neumeier's new ballets set to Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony and Fourth Symphony, respectively; conducting for ballet; working with Lynn Seymour [a recording of the third movement of the Hammerklavier sonata is played]; Eschenbach's upcoming engagements; closing remarks [ambient noise].
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 81235221
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118442
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f829a90-c27c-0135-aa97-0fb6a7a5aed3
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Christoph Eschenbach" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Christoph Eschenbach" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 2, 2022.

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Interview with Christoph Eschenbach