Interview with Rudolf Nureyev, 1976

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Interview with Rudolf Nureyev, 1976
Additional title: Sound of dance (Radio program)
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 (Interviewee)
Gruen, John (Interviewer)

Dance Audio Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976-07-19
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZTCO 3-655 Side A
Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993
Four Schumann pieces (Choreographic work : Manen)
Romeo and Juliet (Choreographic work : Nureyev)
Sleeping beauty (Choreographic work : Nureyev after Petipa, M)
Motion pictures -- Valentino
Radio programs
Content: Streaming audio file (approximately 58 minutes). John Gruen, host, speaks briefly about his guest Rudolf Nureyev and his upcoming performances in New York City [an excerpt, approximately 25 minutes long, of the music by Peter Illich Tchaikovsky for the ballet The sleeping beauty is played]; Gruen and Rudolf Nureyev speak about his upcoming performances with the National Ballet of Canada; Hans van Manen's ballet Four Schumann pieces; Nureyev's planned ballet Romeo and Juliet; his new production of The sleeping beauty; his role as [Rudolf] Valentino in the (1977) film Valentino [a recording of an excerpt from Robert Schumann's String quartet, op. 41, no. 3, in A major used in Hans van Manen's ballet Four Schumann pieces is played]; closing remarks and announcements.
Content: Title supplied by cataloger.
Venue: Recorded for broadcast by WNCN, New York 1976, July 19 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.
Acquisition: Gift John Gruen
Physical Description
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 58 min.)
Sound quality is fair to poor. The speakers' voices are close to unintelligible at times, and the recording is marred by extraneous noise.
Interview with Rudolf Nureyev conducted by John Gruen, as host, for broadcast on July 19, 1976 by radio station WNCN, New York on its series The sound of dance. The interview with Nureyev comprises less than half of the total recording and was recorded prior to the other sections.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 82407427
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12118468
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4ada09b0-c63e-0135-a9d5-1db31cf4cfb3
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Item timeline of events

  • 1938: Creator Born
  • 1976: Created
  • 1993: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rudolf Nureyev" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Interview with Rudolf Nureyev" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 19, 2019.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Interview with Rudolf Nureyev Retrieved from

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Interview with Rudolf Nureyev