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Title
The music of Apollo
Names
New York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)
Croce, Arlene (Speaker)
O'Riley, Christopher (Instrumentalist)
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 (Composer)
Blumenthal, Sallie (Associated name)
Ward, Penny (Videographer)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Event place)
New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Balanchine Symposia (1992-1993 : New York Public Library) (Associated name)
Collection

Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1993-01-11
Table of Contents
CONTENTS: 1: Lecture (approx. 36 min.) by Arlene Croce, who explores links between Stravinsky's score and aesthetic theories of the past, particularly those of the ancient Greeks, the Renaissance, and the Romantics: theories of correspondences, the notion of music as celestial harmony, and the idea of the Gesamtkunstwerk. She analyzes the score in terms of number symbolism and notes choreographic references to symbols embedded in the score. She also discusses Apollo's role in elevating music and dance in the artistic hierarchy of the Ballets Russes, Stravinsky's choice of the Apollonian rather the Dionysian mode, and Vera Stravinsky's creative influence. -- Presentation (approx. 22 min.) by Croce and Christopher O'Riley. Musical examples are played by O'Riley at the piano to illustrate an analysis of Apollo's musical structure, particularly its rhythms and harmony. Topics include the score's allusions to the French Baroque music of Rameau and Lully, and to Tchaikovsky's The sleeping beauty and the song None but the lonely heart; the appearance of jazz syncopation in the score, and its adaptation of poetic meters; and examples of its economy and precision. -- 2: Conclusion of the presentation (approx. 24 min.). O'Riley plays an uninterrupted excerpt from the score, beginning with Apollo's second solo and continuing until the apotheosis. Question-and-answer period.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-8381
Topics
Balanchine, George
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971 -- Apollon musagète
Stravinsky, Vera
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893
Apollo (Choreographic work : Balanchine)
Music and dance
Genres
Lectures
Music
Notes
Venue: Videotaped for the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image by Penny Ward at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on January 11, 1993, with the assistance of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts. Part of the Balanchine Symposia, a series of public programs presented by the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in connection with the exhibition Balanchine. Coordinator for Public Programs for the Dance Collection: Sallie Blumenthal.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 2 videocassettes (U-matic) (82 min.) : sound, col. with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Description
Excerpt from the symposium Balanchine's Apollo. For excerpts from other presentations on this program, see: *MGZIC 9-3401 Balanchine's Apollo.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936034002-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174919
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e623b3d0-8be0-0138-1350-176610e9b07e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1993: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The music of Apollo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1993. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5d78559f-1622-4892-bf26-ff95c3ca5326

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The music of Apollo" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5d78559f-1622-4892-bf26-ff95c3ca5326

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1993). The music of Apollo Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5d78559f-1622-4892-bf26-ff95c3ca5326

Wikipedia Citation

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The music of Apollo